Battery-powered electric commercial trucks, such as electric utility line trucks, are gaining attention. While they are currently not commercially ready, they are on the horizon.
With that in mind, electric cooperatives across the country, under the umbrella of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, are working with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency as they discuss when these vehicles will be ready for deployment.
NACFE is an unbiased and fuel agnostic organization helping co-ops look at the benefits, challenges and payback of these new commercial vehicles as they come on the market. That is helping each electric co-op determine if and when electric vehicles are right for that specific co-op.