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Should You Invest in an Electric Fleet?

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As the concern for protecting the environment continues to grow, electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to gas- and diesel-powered models. The movement toward electric power extends beyond private passenger cars, however. Many companies in industries such as utilities, HVAC, oil and gas, and construction are exploring whether an electric truck fleet is a viable option for their field service technicians. In this post, we’ll review the benefits and disadvantages of electric service vehicles.

Electric Fleet Trucks: The Pros

An electric truck fleet offers a number of advantages:

Electric Fleet Trucks: The Cons

There are also several disadvantages to switching to an electric truck fleet:

When Does It Make Sense to Switch to an Electric Truck Fleet?

Electric fleet trucks can meet the needs of companies where drivers travel relatively short routes — usually between 50 and 100 miles per day. The driver can then return the vehicle to the facility for overnight recharging. They’re also a good choice for organizations that have made the commitment to “going green” in every phase of their operation.

Reading Truck Body Can Meet Your Truck Equipment Needs

Whether you operate an internal combustion engine or electric truck fleet, Reading Truck Body can provide the ideal service body for your vehicles — and we have more than 60 years of truck equipment industry expertise. Contact a distributor near you or reach us online to learn more.

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