Heavy duty (really heavy duty) electric truck in use at LA port
Using battery-powered trucks at the port is almost the perfect application of EV technology. Current batteries are heavy, but who cares when the truck is this big? EVs have that whole range limit issue, but in the confines of the port, it's no big whoop. And, considering that the trucks these EVs could replace are diesels (which I'll assume are often idling and getting 0mpg as they are loaded and unloaded), the zero-emission feature is very welcome.
See the video of the truck in action after the break.
[Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer reader blog, h/t to Paul S.]
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