Tag: electric vehicle

35 to 70 GW of solar, plus wind, could power all freight trucks in the U.S. or Europe

By Will Driscoll Many truck manufacturers are developing electric freight trucks, whose projected lower costs for fuel and maintenance would, by one estimate, quickly outweigh their higher purchase price. With this cost advantage, electric trucks could ultimately dominate freight trucking. A charging infrastructure for an all-electric…

Global battery production capacity must grow 21 times to electrify the global vehicle fleet

By Will Driscoll Market and policy forces may drive a global transition to electric vehicles. Current and planned global battery manufacturing capacity is 313 gigawatt-hours per year. An estimated battery manufacturing capacity of 6600 gigawatt-hours per year would be needed to electrify the global…