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No need to imagine that because no commercial businesses are going to try subbing electric trucks for ICE powered trucks in any applications that would result in that outcome. As the video you posted makes clear, electric trucks are not a replacement for ICE trucks across all applications, but they are, right now, cost effective in some, short trip, situations that can be handled on a single charge.Imagine trucks sitting for several hours waiting for batteries to be charged how much lost commerce would happen.
Sure, if what they were trying to do was compare ICE powered vehicle performance with EV performance. Nobody in their right mind is saying that EV's can replace ICE across the board, and yet the comparisons you continue to make, and the criticisms of EV's that you repeat over and over, are based on exactly that.They did not even complete the trip because they could not make it to the next charging station station and ended up calling for a flat bed to pick up the Tesla.
What the video showed is that for any daily application which can be accommodated with a single charge—and for short trip, stop-and-start urban deliveries that's a lot of applications even in the commercial sector—electric vehicles are not only adequate, but actually save money. Business are going to adopt them where they make economic sense, and continue using ICE power where they don't.Local businesses would not fair well at all with electric powered work trucks as many trucks are loaded down getting product to the job site, that increases the amount of battery power used up as the videos showed.
I'm struggling to understand why you keep focused on current EV range limitations in situations where the EV can handle a day's work on a single charge.
The fix for situations where a commercial fleet needs to be charged overnight is not that difficult. Obviously that fleet operator already has space to park the trucks overnight, so real estate space is already handled. Ordering up and installing the extra electrical capacity so the fleet can be plugged in overnight is pretty much the only upgrade that will be required. Since upgrading the national electrical grid is something that we need to do as a nation anyway, that's really no big deal.This you can just charge it overnight as the cure won't work either, there is an A/C company where I live that must have 50 trucks, that means they would have to have 50 charging stations, the electrical service you would need to handle that load would be enormous.
Again, you're bringing up an issue that centers on the need to recharge during the day in order to continue with the day's vehicle duties.As the videos show these public charging stations will limit the amount of charge if all the stations are being used, one limited the guy in the video to an 80% charge. Other charging stations were only operational during certain hours such as 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
What I'm trying to point out, and what the videos you posted clearly show, is that for applications that can be handled on a single charge (and that's already a lot of applications including most urban private commutes and many commercial endeavors) the issue of charge times and the current shortage of public charge stations is completely irrelevant.
EV's are coming, and the demand will be driven by the operational cost savings in those sectors where those savings exist, and ICE powered vehicles will remain dominant in those sectors where their clear range advantage exceeds the EV's ability to perform adequately.
This is going to happen, like it or not, as a result of market forces.
There will be no need for "government intervention" to manipulate fuel prices upwards. In fact, the only way that any government could slow down the adoption of EV's is if they manipulated fossil fuel prices downwards enough to eliminate the already existing operational cost savings that are discussed in the videos you posted.