The light-duty truck sector is going electric, and compared with many heavy-duty applications, the transition looks decidedly painless: lower daily mileage, regular routes and convenient charging opportunities make for an ideal combination. A wide array of applications under the light-duty umbrella are poised to make the switch, and fleets around the world are already plugging-in.
Bernd Heid is a Senior Partner at McKinsey and the company’s lead on all things commercial vehicle (CV). Heid has long argued that last-mile delivery, distribution and other urban applications—sectors in which light-duty trucks are prominent—are ripe for electrification. McKinsey currently forecasts that by 2030, roughly half of all light CV sales in Europe will be fully electric.
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