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ZERO EMISSION TRUCKS UPTAKE ON THE RISE IN THE USA The United States has witnessed rapid growth in zero-emission trucks over the past year, while facing hurdles ahead to decarbonize the country’s trucking industry, a new study has revealed. As of June 2023, more than 17,500 zero-emission trucks (ZETs) had been deployed nationwide since 2017, and ZETs had been deployed in all 50 states, according to the report by CALSTART, a California-based nonprofit organization on promoting clean transportation. Five more states have adopted ZETs since the last report was published in May 2023, which signals that ZETs “are more popular than ever,” said Jessie Lund, co-author of the report and deputy director of truck technology and partnerships at CALSTART, in an article posted on her organization’s website on Tuesday. However, the market share for ZETs remains a mere 0.14 percent, according to the report, titled “Zeroing in on Zero-emission Trucks.” California continues to lead the nation with approximately 3,075 ZETs deployed to date, though it accounts for less than 20 percent of the country’s total. Electric vans are spearheading this growth, particularly cargo vans, which represent over 80 percent of ZET deployments and face fewer hurdles for adoption. Since 2017, over 14,400 battery-electric cargo vans have hit the roads, with 11,835 deployed in the first half of 2023 alone. Despite this rapid growth, electric cargo vans still only hold a 0.39 percent market share. Following cargo vans are yard tractors with a deployment of 1,134, and heavy-duty trucks of 867. Medium-and heavy-duty freight vehicles are crucial for decarbonizing U.S. transportation, as these high-mileage haulers contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions

  • Princess

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    Wow quite impressive 👏

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    • johnte ndeto

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      Electric vehicles is the way to go

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      • Kevin

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        Incredible progress

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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          The rapid growth of zero-emission trucks (ZETs) in the United States over the past year is a positive development for the country's efforts to decarbonize the trucking industry. With more than 17,500 ZETs deployed nationwide since 2017, the adoption of clean transportation is gaining momentum. The deployment of ZETs in all 50 states and the addition of five more states embracing this technology indicate its increasing popularity.

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          • Grace Njeri

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            Commendable commitments with positive tangible results at the end.

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            • winnie nguru

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              This is good progress

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              • Gorffly mokua

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                Great development indeed!

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                • Munene Mugambi

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                  This is good news for the electric vehicle movement

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