Run on Less Finale Focuses on Electrification Feasibility

September 28, 2021

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Combine close to 7,000 real-world miles, almost 1,700 deliveries, and about 12 tons of CO2 saved, and you have the intriguing results of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and RMI’s industry-leading electric truck study — Run on Less – Electric.

The three-week demonstration, which followed 13 fleets throughout North America as they delivered real freight in battery-electric trucks, from a Freightliner eCascadia to a Volvo VNR Electric, and even a couple of electric terminal tractors, completed its run this September.

According to NACFE, the four sectors featured in the Run — van/step van, medium-duty box truck, terminal tractor and short heavy tractor regional delivery segments — comprise approximately 5.2 million vehicles and can be seen as an opportunity to advance electrification in both regional and long-haul trucking.

While the data collected during the demonstration will be dissected over the next six to 12 months, the teams at NACFE and RMI have already pulled some of the data into a Run on Less – Electric infographic, Showcasing Real-World Zero-Emission Freight Movement.

Stay tuned to see even for more upcoming details from this real-world demonstration of the trucking industry’s accelerating steps into electrification.