Maine trucking business is having bother going electrical

Business truck corporations say electrical semis might discover a place on Maine’s roads, however not anytime quickly.

The shortage of a higher-voltage charging infrastructure for the quantity of electrical energy wanted to run a truck — it may take eight hours or longer utilizing an car charger — is just one problem.

Restricted driving vary per cost, which is nearly halved when temperatures drop under freezing, is one other. With weight limits, vans must carry fewer items as a result of batteries to run them contribute appreciable weight. That would necessitate extra vans on the highway to hold the identical quantity of products at a time when Maine is attempting to achieve carbon discount targets, trucking specialists say.