The path to the electric truck – 2019 edition

Automotive World’s latest report explores the electrification of heavy-duty on-highway commercial trucking

Special report: The path to the electric truck – 2019 edition

The 2019 edition of Automotive World’s report on electric trucks presents new perspectives on how the industry is approaching the inevitability of truck electrification.

Tightening emissions and fuel consumption regulations around the world leave the truck industry with little option but to develop solutions for electrification. What shape this will take is largely application-specific: short-haul and long-haul trucking bookend a range of different challenges, from energy storage to charging infrastructure, range and cost.

Electrification could prove to be a ‘Blockbuster moment’, when one well-established business strategy is superseded by another—in this case, truck makers and fleets must avoid being left saddled with outdated propulsion technology as the industry moves away from the pump and embraces the plug.

This Automotive World special report presents truck maker, supplier and fleet insight into how trucking operations can adopt and even embrace new propulsion technology.

In this report:

  • Executive summary
  • Electrification—the truck industry’s expensive path to profitability?
  • Scania gives new meaning to electric over the road trucking
  • Can electric truck fleets find their sweet spot?
  • The commercial vehicle battery field is ripe for innovation
  • How can charging networks support electric trucks?
  • A stepping stone to fuel cell? The supplier perspective on battery-powered trucking
  • How trucking can learn from electrified buses, trains and ferries 

‘Special report: The path to the electric truck – 2019 editionopens with an article commissioned exclusively for Automotive World by Oliver Dixon, Special Advisor to Roland Berger, and provides insight from a range of truck industry stakeholders, including:

  • Allison Transmission
  • ChargePoint
  • Cummins
  • Dana
  • Eaton
  • Leclanché
  • McKinsey
  • North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)
  • Scania
  • Transport & Environment