NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth will discuss the results of the Run on Less Electric truck...

NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth will discuss the results of the Run on Less Electric truck trials on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. ET.

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On Sept. 22, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency will share the results of a three-week study on electric trucks. HDT’s Equipment Editor Jim Park will join a panel of trucking industry experts to give insight on the how the results of NACFE’s Run on Less Electric truck demonstration can help scale real-world electrification.

At 11 a.m. EST, NACFE’s Executive Director Mike Roeth will share the results of demonstration, including announcing the amount of carbon saved if all North American trucks made the move to electric.

Industry experts will be on hand to give insight into how to take these results and help scale electrified trucking. They include:

  • HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park.
  • Rob Reich, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Schneider .
  •  Jason Mathers, director of vehicles and freight strategy at the Environmental Defense Fund.
  •  Michael Berube, deputy assistant secretary for sustainable transportation in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S.  Department of Energy.

NACFE is close to the finish line for Run on Less – Electric, its real-world electric truck technology demonstration that is concluding in New York City during this year’s Climate Week.

The 13 fleets that signed on for the three-week study will help NACFE, and its partner Rocky Mountain Institute, showcase the benefits and discuss the challenges of electric trucks. 

Included in the demonstration were three vans, three medium-duty box trucks, a heavy-duty truck and four heavy-duty tractors in drayage and regional haul and two terminal tractors.  Six trucks operated in California, two in Canada and five more in the rest of the United States. They delivered home goods, beer, wine and liquor, baked goods, snacks, groceries, auto parts, mail and packages, and general freight.

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