FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Fleet Advantage released its latest industry whitepaper addressing “The Future of Heavy-Duty Trucks; Building a bridge to alternative energies for U.S. long haul transportation – the backbone of our national supply chain” to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5.
The report discusses today’s facts about electric batteries and hydrogen fuel cells and other alternative energies and addresses actionable strategies that help companies with transportation fleets achieve environment, social, governance goals while bridging their plan to a future of alternative energy technology.
The topic of alternate fuel and engine technologies has been strongly contested recently, with experts weighing in on the right strategy for all modes of transportation.
Many industry observers believe these upstart technologies have so far failed to deliver on their promise because of a simple fact that EV battery technology remains elusive in its quest to accomplish the realities of balancing battery weight, necessary vehicle range and payload requirements especially for over-the-road Class-8 equipment.
In the report, Fleet Advantage experts illustrate a desired “bridge” approach by leveraging today’s readily available clean-diesel technology into tomorrow’s alternate fuel options.
They say this will allow companies “to lead with the appropriate ESG strategy supported by strategic industry partners, companies with experience, and heavy-duty fleets that can meet today’s need for transport infrastructure while serving as leaders to the future.”
“Every industry is in favor of clean energy, and alternate fuel and zero-emission technologies are clearly the future,” Brian Holland, president and CFO of Fleet Advantage, said. “The absolute prudent strategy for today and the foreseeable future is to bridge over to zero-emission through today’s accessible clean diesel, which has made significant strides in lowering carbon output levels in even the most heavily-trafficked transportation networks.”
The report also addresses several critical areas, including:
- The economics of deploying EV technology today and their net benefit compared to diesel internal combustion engines;
- The logical approach – create a bridge to future energy alternatives;
- Pros and Cons of today’s alternate fuel technologies;
- The benefits of clean diesel technology;
- Innovative truck replacement programs; and
- The future of alternate fuel technology.
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