Correction on Converting the USA and the World to Electric Semi Trucks

I made mistakes calculating how much electricity would be needed for 4 million total USA semi trucks and 40 million large trucks globally. There are also another 40 million light and medium trucks for commercial usage in the USA and another 120 million consumer pickup trucks and SUVs. Regular people use trucks far less than …

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Shopping Guide for Electric Semi Trucks [Prices, Weights and Payload]

Here is an analysis of the available information for the electric Semi trucks that are currently available. I could not find detailed pricing for many of the electric semi-trucks because they have variable pricing based upon the location and situation. I believe they adjust prices based upon the available incentives. There are huge $185k incentives …

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Tesla Charging Advantage and Technology for Cybertruck and Semi Truck

The highest power that can be used to charge existing Tesla Model 3 and Model Y is about 300 kilowatts. Tesla will likely be able to make minor modifications to enable existig 250 kilowatt chargers to increase power to 300 kilowatts. The higher power charging revealed at the Tesla Semi delivery day will enable new …

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Will the Most Powerful Tesla Cybertrucks Be Class 4 Trucks?

In 2019, Tesla was talking about the Tesla Cybertruck being a Class 2b-3 medium duty pickup but in 2022 Tesla has said Semi technology will be used in Cybertrucks. This could boost Tesla Cybertrucks to Class 4. Gross vehicle weight ratings are the weight of the vehicle plus the cargo that can carried on the …

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Massive Electric Semi Truck Subsidies

There are huge subsidies for electric semi trucks and several major places like California are requiring 30% of all new tractor-trailer sales by 2030 be electric trucks. I have a detailed shopping guide comparing the price and main capabilities of all class 8 electric trucks on the market in the USA. I also cover some …

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Bloomberg Writer Admits He Was Wrong and Tesla Semi Could Win

Bloomberg journalist, David Fickling, said the Tesla Semi would fail in 2017 but in 2022 David Fickling admits that the Tesla Semi will succeed. David Fickling has covered energy and commodities for Bloomberg News, Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Here are the key points from David Fickling: * The Volvo Semi has 3 …

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Global Large and Semi Truck Market is 4 Million Per Year

The Global Large and Semi truck market is 4 million trucks per year. From 2016 to 2020, China’s heavy truck sales surged from 728,000 units to 1,617,000 units, hitting new records for the consecutive four years. In 2021, a combination of factors such as sluggish freight market and demand overdraft led to an annualized 14.1% …

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How Big Was Tesla Semi Payload?

There have been various controversies over the length and weight of the concrete barriers carried by the Tesla Semi for its 500-mile demonstration. There are various certain dimensions. The standard height of a shipping container on a regular trailer is 13.5 feet. The Tesla Semi passes a regular Semi truck with a shipping container. The …

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