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Around the world, there’s a strong shift among consumers towards electric-powered cars. But it is a different story when moving heavy freight due because it has been seen as too costly.

In the research paper, the authors say that fast charging and not bigger batteries is the key to commercial competition for large-scale electric lorries.

Björn Nykvist, lead author and senior researcher at SEI:

“If you take that average value, which is our default analysis in the paper, we are really at the tipping point where this starts to make sense,” said lead author Björn Nykvist from SEI.

“It doesn’t really matter [about] the size of the battery pack in the truck. You really just need more power from the charger.”