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September 21, 2017   |   Commercial Carrier Journal


Daimler: Electric trucks have potential but diesel is here to stay

Jim Bevan, of Daimler Trucks North America, spoke to the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s attendees Wednesday about the current and possible future use of hybrid technology.

Bevan, who is the manager of mechatronics powernet for Freightliner and Western Star, says the current highest density level for a power source remains diesel fuel.

“When you look at long range trucking, diesel is here to stay for the foreseeable future,” Bevan told the crowd before demonstrating several uses of hybrid sources of power.

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