Electric truck batteries: a sustainable future on the roads
Designed to provide long-lasting power and sufficient range, electric truck batteries help to reduce carbon emissions and promote a cleaner future on the roads.
The transition to electric or hydrogen-powered trucks is accelerating worldwide, with average annual growth of 34% between 2020 and 2027.
Electric trucks are gaining in popularity as an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional trucks. At the heart of this transition is the electric truck battery, which plays an essential role in the propulsion of these vehicles.
To support manufacturers in this energy transition, Forsee Power offers a range of innovative batteries capable of powering 100% electric or hybrid trucks.
The rise of battery-powered electric trucks
Electric and hydrogen-powered trucks are becoming increasingly popular. The fundamental difference between the two technologies lies in the way the energy source is produced. Like 100% battery-powered trucks, hydrogen-powered trucks need lithium batteries to operate, offering high range and power. The batteries incorporate high-power cells to power the hydrogen engine when needed (acceleration, climbing, etc.).
Thanks to the total absence of exhaust emissions and the absence of noise generated by combustion engines, battery-electric trucks are ideal for driving in areas subject to traffic restrictions (ZFE or city centre).
In urban transport and waste collection, the emphasis is more on carrying heavy loads than on covering long distances. It is possible to optimise battery capacity to find an optimum balance between charging capacity and range. This forms the basis for efficient and cost-effective transport, while minimising the impact on the environment.
Autonomy and battery charging for electric trucks
One of the main challenges for electric trucks is battery range and recharging times. However, thanks to technological advances and investment in recharging infrastructure, these difficulties are gradually being resolved. Batteries for electric trucks are becoming more and more efficient, offering greater range so that longer distances can be covered without the need for frequent recharging.
What’s more, fast-charging networks are developing, enabling electric truck drivers to recharge their batteries conveniently and efficiently while on the move. These improvements make electric trucks even more attractive to transport companies, and contribute to a smooth transition to a fleet of more environmentally-friendly vehicles.
The environmental benefits of the battery
Battery-electric trucks offer a number of environmental advantages over their internal combustion engine counterparts.
Zero local emissions
Electric trucks produce no exhaust emissions, which helps to improve air quality in urban areas and reduce air pollution.
Improved fuel efficiency
Electric trucks are generally more energy efficient than internal combustion vehicles. They can convert a greater proportion of the battery’s electrical energy into motion, reducing energy losses and maximising the use of each battery charge.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
By using electricity as a power source, electric trucks reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. This helps to combat global warming and mitigate its negative impact.
Less noise pollution
Electric trucks produce less noise than traditional internal combustion engine trucks. This reduces noise levels and contributes to a better quality of life for urban populations by reducing noise pollution.
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