Trucksters says it will be 1st operator with a 100% electric long-haul route in 2023
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Spanish relay-based freight transport start-up Trucksters is to provide a long-distance transportation route using only electric vehicles in late 2023.
Before the all-electric long-distance route begins operations, Trucksters states it shall have several electric trucks in operation, with the size of its EV fleet increasing 2023 as it seeks to meet its zero-emission target by the end of 2023. The company thus claims it will be the first operator to use only zero-emission vehicles.
Moreover, Trucksters says its aims is to increase the modal share of road transport compared to air transport in order to reduce atmospheric emissions by 90%.
The company adds it is in “detailed conversation with leading electrification manufacturers” with a view to it achieving the aforementioned environmental ambitions.
According to Trucksters, its AI and Big-Data based relay system “can tackle the three major challenges facing the electrification of long-distance transport”. These challenges, says the Spanish startup, are the reduced autonomy of the batteries, the slowness of charging, and the shortage of chargers.
Commenting on the plan, Victor Ortega, Head of Sustainability at Trucksters, said:
“We have been working on directly eliminating CO2 emissions, rather than offsetting them. Our aim is to change the business model in long-distance transport, making it much more people-friendly and sustainable using our relay system, which is why we are going to accelerate the application of electric trucks in the sector on our own initiatives.”