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🚚 The Run on Less Event is putting electric semi trucks to the test in real-world deliveries to check their range and payload performance. 😃 Tesla stands out, boasting up to double the range of many competing electric trucks.
🌐 Freightliner, owned by Daimler, is the world’s largest semi truck company, while there are also significant Chinese semi truck manufacturers. These companies primarily produce diesel trucks.
🥤 Pepsi’s Tesla Semi trucks are achieving impressive results, with 370 to 545 miles of range using 70-130% of their charge. On average, they cover about 400-450 miles on a 100% charge. 🏁 The Tesla Semis were tested at speeds of 62-65 miles per hour, although for maximum range, it’s recommended to drive them at 50-55 miles per hour. Tesla can reach 70% charge in just 60 minutes, 90% charge in 90 minutes, and top-off charges of 15-35% in 15-30 minutes, thanks to 750 kW chargers installed by Pepsi.
📊 A research paper delves into the impact of aerodynamics, speed, and payload weight on the energy consumption of electric trucks. The squared relationship between speed and energy usage means you lose 15% of your range when driving at 65 mph compared to 52.5 mph with a fully loaded electric truck.
🔋 Other eCascadia trucks have also been tested:
- Penske Ontario’s eCascadia achieved 122 miles of range on a 43% charge, which translates to roughly 280 miles on a full charge.
- Schneider’s eCascadia covers 169 miles on 75% charge, equivalent to about 220 miles for a full charge.
- A UPS eCascadia truck travels 88 miles on a 38% charge, giving it approximately 230 miles on a full charge.
- US Foods’ eCascadia manages 70-80 miles on 30% charge.
- Watts EV BYD truck achieves 75 miles on 30% charge.
- Performance Team VNR trucks drive around 84 miles on a 40% charge and recharge after covering 80-100 miles for a total of 167 miles in a day.
💰 For more detailed information, you can check out a table on Nextbigfuture that compares the prices, ranges, and payloads of all the different semi trucks. 📊🚚
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