If you thought that those large diesel-consuming, smoke spewing cargo trucks would be the last of the automobiles to get converted to renewable sources of energy. Well, it seems the days of the fossil fuel burning trucks are also numbered, as Dutch manufacturer Terberg has developed a 40-ton electric truck for material transport. The best part about this development is that this truck is already on the road doing what it was designed for.
The completely electric powered truck takes 3-4 hours to get fully charged and will happily cover a 100 kilometers before needing a charge. BMW has employed the services of this truck to transport various vehicle components from Scherm’s logistics centre to BMW’s manufacturing plant in Munich, 8 times a day. The truck will help the environment by not emitting 11.8 tons of carbon-dioxide annually. And that’s just one truck. Replace the entire fleet of cargo freighters and that number grows exponentially. A sustainable future is getting closer and closer with such efforts.