Electric Fleet Vehicles: An Exciting Future
Picture this: you are driving behind a large semi-truck on the interstate. Its tailpipe is pumping out a steady stream of dark grey exhaust. The surrounding air is clouded with smog. You can smell the bitter exhaust from inside your car. When we think of large commercial vehicles, the image that comes to mind is one of pollution, unsustainability, wastefulness. Fortunately, the latest developments in electric vehicle technology could soon make this image a thing of the past.
Once the promise of a distant future, electric vehicles are now completely revamping the way we approach transportation. Around 2 million electric passenger cars are sold each year, as more and more environmentally concerned citizens take the first steps toward an eco-friendly future. The worldwide electric car market is projected to be worth $567 billion by 2025, and electric vehicles are expected to account for 30% of all car sales in the United States and Canada by 2030. Along with the increase in electric vehicles on roads, EV charging stations are becoming more widespread across the country, making it easier than ever to go electric.
As private citizens continue to make the change to electric transportation in exponentially increasing numbers, it’s only logical that commercial fleet vehicles are beginning to follow suit. Already, OEMs are competing to create the most efficient, most effective, and most environmentally friendly electric fleet vehicles. Electric vehicles already hold a significant portion of the passenger car market, and the possibilities for commercial electric vehicle fleets are endless. There is no reason for manufacturers not to leap at the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly expanding market.
The benefits of electric vehicle fleets include:
Not only are electric vehicles a cutting-edge trend, but the rapid transition to electric vehicles will have long-lasting positive impacts on our planet. Large commercial trucks that run on internal combustion engines (ICEs) can do significant damage to the environment. Electric vehicles that rely on sustainable energy sources such as hydrogen-powered fuel cells greatly reduce fossil fuel use, protecting the atmosphere from dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.
Electric vehicles are ultimately more cost effective for commercial fleet owners. Large vehicles often consume an exorbitant amount of gasoline, and the costs of refueling add up over time. As EV technology continues to advance, the cost savings from going electric will only grow in accordance.
Electric vehicle technology is perfectly suited for combination with other cutting-edge automotive innovations. EVs can be easily incorporated into connected vehicle fleets, and many leading automakers believe that autonomous vehicles should be fully electric. Along with EV technology, these advancements are critical for any OEM trying to keep up in an ultra-competitive, rapidly changing market.
At Vorza, we aim to help you keep up with today’s constantly evolving transportation landscape. Electric vehicle technology can mitigate damage to the environment, help you and your customers achieve lower costs, and propel your trucks into the future.