Going Green

Is the Future of Lorries, Electric?

June 01, 2023 Philip Russell / Paul Russell Season 4 Episode 6
Going Green
Is the Future of Lorries, Electric?
Show Notes

In this riveting episode of our podcast, we’re shifting gears and focusing our headlights on a transformative trend in the automotive world that’s mostly flown under the public radar. This is about the electrification of large vehicles, such as lorries (trucks), buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles.

Often overlooked in the electric vehicle (EV) discourse are these formidable giants of transportation. They're quietly undergoing a massive, yet mostly unseen, revolution - trading in diesel for electric power. We'll delve into the innovations driving this shift and the companies leading the charge.

We kick off with a journey into the world of electric lorries, exploring the tech-savvy start-ups and established auto behemoths who are reimagining these freight powerhouses. Learn how they're addressing the unique challenges that come with electrifying such substantial vehicles, from battery technology to charging infrastructure.

Next, we'll board the electric bus revolution. Find out how cities across the globe are implementing these greener options into their public transport fleets, reducing their carbon footprints and improving urban air quality. We'll spotlight the key players, strategies, and benefits of this transformation.

Also, we'll give you an insight into the electrification of other large vehicles like agricultural machinery and construction equipment. Discover how these silent workhorses are reshaping industries known for their high environmental impact, contributing to a more sustainable future.

In addition, we will discuss the implications of this shift for the global energy landscape and climate change targets, as well as the economic and policy factors driving or impeding this revolution.

So buckle up and join us on this exciting journey into the unseen world of electric large vehicles, as we reveal the quiet yet crucial transformation taking place on our highways, in our cities, and on our worksites. It's more than just a trend—it's a revolution.

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