The transition to electric vehicles is inevitable for the commercial transportation industry, driven by the imperative to reduce air pollution and the rising cost of diesel fuel. Regulation plays a key role in this. In some places, fleet operators will have no choice but to switch to EVs. Paris, Milan, Mexico City and Athens are among those with plans to ban diesel engines in city centers—and this approach will gain momentum as its viability becomes clear.
At the CTI SYMPOSIUM USA in Novi, Mich., held on May 13 to 16, manufacturers and suppliers will present their future visions and current initiatives on the road to electrification of commercial vehicles. We’ll see several approaches, including strong (P2) hybrid drivetrains, all-electric vehicles and hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks.Continue reading