There was a 2021 analysis of electric trucks in China, but the introduction of mega charging and the Tesla Semi has completely outdated the assumptions. The report by The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) looked at the Total Cost of Ownership for Heavy Trucks in China: Battery-electric, fuel-cell electric and diesel trucks. It was pro-large electric trucks but it totally underestimated the capabilities that are being delivered by the Tesla Semi. They were more accurate when comparing with the other large electric trucks on the market. I compare all of the electric trucks on the market today in this table.
The report was expecting 1000 kilowatt of battery to provide 400 miles of range in 2030.
Charging speeds will tractor-trailer trucks will be 1-3.75 megawatts and not 360 kilowatts. This means charging will be 3 to ten times faster.
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