FE On The Road - Electrification and the Messy Middle

2020 was a pivotal year for the emergence of electric trucks onto our roads, but for all the hype, electric trucks aren’t going to meet all application needs. It will take time for a nationwide infrastructure to be built and for battery life to be improved. This leads us to a period of time the North American Council for Freight Efficiency refers to as the “messy middle:” a time that will likely run into the 2030s in which certain fleets can run with electric power, but others can’t yet—some of whom will find other methods for reaching low- or zero-emissions goals.