- Feb 10, 2021
- Reaction Points
- Current Ride
- 2021 F250
Oh, it was a definite possibility. There were even test mules in R &D sections when fuel was $4/gallon. The company that can make an economically viable EV Commercial Vehicle first will make bank.10 years ago an electric semi wasn’t even a believable possibility.
Now we’re debating whether electric semi’s are as good or better than the old smokers.
I’m pretty sure you’ll see more than a tenfold improvement over 20 years.
I just don't see Li-Ion or any other chemical battery getting us there. Maybe Hydrogen, but it's easier to just burn the natural gas you use to get it. Molten-salt batteries???
We haven't seen a huge step in battery tech for over 5 years... just further refinements with marginal gains. Tesla's solution is to just throw more cells at it, but notice no one else is willing to eat those costs.