More and more companies are opting for electric propulsion in the vehicles they produce. According to experts, we can expect a significant increase in electric trucks in 2022.
Electrification of the car market
The vehicle market continues to grow, with more and more manufacturers announcing the production of electric trucks. More and more entrepreneurs are also interested in buying such vehicles. This is due to the fact that stricter and stricter emission regulations are being introduced. Moreover, there is a growing trend towards eco-friendly solutions.
Electric trucks and their features
Electric trucks are vehicles that do not emit carbon dioxide and are therefore environmentally friendly. Due to the use of electric drive, they are easy and pleasant to drive. In addition, predicting operating costs is very easy with electrics, which is often a big advantage for businesses. The disadvantages of electric trucks include a relatively short range. The disadvantages also include the time it takes to charge the battery and its weight, which makes the vehicle’s payload smaller. Manufacturers are working on solutions that will reduce these problems to a minimum. We will see some of them as early as 2022.
Select electric truck launches in 2022
The world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz eActros took place in June 2021, and its first serial unit was completed in October, so this is the model we can expect to see distributed in 2022. The second half of 2022 is also when production of the eEconic for municipal applications is scheduled to begin. Many people are looking forward to the eActros, especially after it won the International Truck Innovation Award 2021.
Among the new products we are looking forward to is the Nikola Tre, which is an electric truck produced by Nikola Motor Company in partnership with Iveco. The Nikola Tre is expected to have a range of about 550 km (depending on how loaded it is). It is a vehicle that can run almost silently thanks to a motor that uses nine batteries with a capacity of about 753 kWh. In addition, the vehicle’s extensive cockpit equipped with a monitor is worthy of note. It enables the driver to observe the operation of the truck at all times. According to the latest information, the first units have already seen the light of day, but the production on a larger scale is expected to take place in 2022.
Due to problems with components and limited access to battery cells, Elon Musk’s company has once again decided to postpone the launch of its electric trucks. This time, the presentation of Semi trucks is just scheduled for 2022. Among the advantages of the electric trucks that Tesla boasts about is the acceleration to 96 km/h in 20 seconds with a full forty-ton load. These are definitely impressive performances, so we are looking forward to the Tesla Semi.
Volvo’s heavy-duty trucks such as the Volvo FH Electric, FM Electric, and FMX Electric will begin production in the second half of 2022. Depending on the version, the range of the trucks is expected to be 300-380 km, which is definitely very good.
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