While Craig Harper, J.B. Hunt’s Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer recently expressed a desire to get more electric vehicles for his Arkansas company’s fleet of big rigs, he admits, there are some major challenges with them. And fossil fuel engines won’t be going away any time soon.
Harper recently spoke at the Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit and expressed support for the new form of vehicles, reported The Trucker, an industry newsletter.
He said he “can’t wait to have more zero-emissions trucks.” But there are issues.
“You don’t have the range that is one-fifth of what diesel provides. It also weighs more, and it takes longer to charge. It costs three times as much as a diesel rig, and if you can find a charging station and it is working.”
Harper, who believes fossil fuel engines will be around for awhile, complained the EV trucks have a shorter vehicle range, weigh much more and take longer to charge.
“It costs three times as much as a diesel rig, and if you can find a charging station and it is working.”
Source: The Trucker