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NACFE launches Run on Less Electric in September

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The North American Freight Efficiency Council has announced Run on Less – Electric. This is a real-world demonstration of the movement of zero-emission goods with a combination of 13 private and public vehicles scheduled for September and vehicles from 13 OEMs (including yard tractors).

The three-week event will begin on September 3rd at ACT Expo in Long Beach, featuring metrics and daily real-world stories on the Run on Less website. According to NACFE, the final demonstration will take place at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta from September 28th to 30th.

In his release, NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth said, “I’m very excited about the mix these early hires represent and how it reflects the current state of electric truck behavior across North America. I will. ” “As more companies recognize the value of zero-emission solutions, interest in electric vehicles is widespread throughout North America.”

Vehicles fall into classes 3-8 and include 3 vans, 3 medium-sized box trucks, heavy-duty trucks, 4 large tractors for dragage and community transportation, and 2 terminal tractors for demonstration.

Six operate in California, two in Canada (for the first time), and five in other parts of the United States.

According to NACFE, drivers deliver household items, beer, wine and liquor, baked goods, snacks, groceries, auto parts, mail, packages, and general cargo.

Specifically, the following carriers have signed to help NACFE and its partner Rocky Mountain Laboratories showcase their benefits and discuss the challenges of electric trucks.

  • Alpha Baking Co., which operates the Workhorse C1000 in Chicago.
  • Anheuser-Busch using BYD tractors in the Los Angeles area.
  • Biaji Brothers operates the Peterbilt 579EV in Sonoma, California.
  • Cardenas Inc using a Xos van in Ventura, California.
  • NFI using Volvo VNR Electric in Chino, California.
  • Penske, who runs the Freightliner eCascadia in Los Angeles
  • PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division using Cummins Box trucks in Modesto, California.
  • Purolator driving a Motiv-powered step van in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Roush Fenway Racing with ROUSH Clean Tech tracks from Concord, NC
  • Luang using an orange EV terminal tractor in Otosego, Minnesota.
  • Ryder System Inc. using a Lonestar Specialty Vehicles terminal tractor in Georgetown, Kentucky.
  • SAQ: Quebec liquor board driving a LION 8 truck in Montreal.
  • TBD operates Lightning eMotors trucks in the New York City area.

Roeth said there were other OEMs involved in electrification but couldn’t provide trucks for everyday commerce by June 1.

One heavy-duty truck carrier nevertheless said that a broad spectrum of both equipment and applications provides valuable insights into his business.

“There’s so much new in this electric vehicle space that you don’t always know what to ask,” Schneider’s NACFE Board Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer Rob Reich said in an online press conference. Said.

“So I think it’s an advantage to look at different applications and devices. You can learn lessons from each without doing that exactly. We make what decisions people make. We start to see what they are asking and what they are asking what we haven’t thought about yet, “he said.

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Roeth called the electrification of commercial vehicles “a marathon that spans decades, not a sprint.”

Event title sponsors include Dana Inc., Meritor Inc., and Shell, and other sponsors also sponsor individual elements of Run.

Recognizing that the transition to electric vehicles requires more than engine and equipment changes, one element of Shell’s support for the program is the total energy consumption of all participating battery electric vehicles. Is to provide an equal Renewable Energy Certificate (REC). ..

According to experts, REC is a legal mechanism that is tradable and represents the environmental benefits associated with 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable energy resources.

On the other hand, if you want to know more about electric trucks, you can join what NACFE and RMI call boot camps. Registration is available online.

The first boot camp session is scheduled for April 20th, followed by new training every other Tuesday to August 24th. The topics covered by boot camp are:

  • Why electric truck?
  • Charging 101—Planning and Construction
  • Charging 201—Power Management and Restoring Force
  • Utility operation
  • Incentives for electrification
  • Maintenance, training, safety
  • Finance and innovative business models
  • Battery supply chain and end of life
  • Global perspective
  • Driver and electric truck

This is the third event of NACFE in the Run on Less series. The first Run on Less 2017 focused on long-haul routes, with seven drivers averaging 10mpg. At the second event, Run on Less Regional, 10 drivers carried an average of 8.3mpg in various regional transportation applications.

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