Co-ops Support Zero Emission Big Rigs

The trucking industry is beginning to move to an electric future. To help demonstrate and promote this move, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, your electric co-op’s national trade association, has signed on as a sponsor of “Run On Less– Electric,” or “RoL-E,” a 2021 technology demonstration showcasing electric trucks in everyday operation.

RoL–E, planned to begin in September, will feature up to 10 trucks, drivers and charging infrastructure systems across the United States and Canada. They will be supported by their fleets and equipment manufacturing partners. The demonstration will include medium-duty box trucks and heavy-duty tractors moving freight in different geographic and climate areas.

Initiated by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado, RoL-E, NACFE and RMI will host a series of virtual educational events convening industry stakeholders to discuss the why and how of electric truck deployment. NRECA will be a title sponsor of one of these education events, which are open to electric co-ops and their fleet customers.

The events will provide an opportunity to learn from leaders in fleet electrification beyond the RoL-E participants. Fleet managers, charging providers, utilities, engineering firms, policymakers and others will participate in the discussions.

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