Lion, ABB partner to streamline electric truck infrastructure
5 Oct 2020
Deployment is one of the biggest hurdles to widespread adoption of electric and fuel cell trucks. Fleets cannot just drive the trucks off the lot like they could with a diesel vehicle. In the case of electric trucks, they need charging infrastructure. For trucks using hydrogen fuel cells, they need hydrogen filling stations. It's a concern for fleets at the point of sale — one OEMs are trying to answer.
OEMs like Lion Electric and Navistar have gotten the message. In August, Navistar and In-Charge Energy agreed to have In-Charge Energy provide fleets its consulting services and internal charging infrastructure to Navistar customers. Jason Gies, director of business development at Navistar's Next eMobility solutions, said in a news release that with electric vehicles, buyers need a partner to show them how to operate it, charge it or take care of it in the long run.