EDITORIAL: Word on the ACT Expo street

24TOFHP06_06

06/01/2024

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Usually hosted in Southern California, the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo moved about 265 miles (425 km) north and east for its latest edition, taking place in Las Vegas from May 20-23. Interestingly, that distance challenges the range limits of most Class 8 battery-electric trucks, particularly if traversing hilly terrain or hauling heavy loads.

One electric truck capable of covering such a stretch - with its estimated range of up to 500 miles (805 km) fully loaded at 82,000 lb GCW - is the Tesla Semi, which made its trade-show debut at the ACT Expo. “Achieving strong range-to-mass ratios is only possible with a dedicated, purpose-built, ground-up electric platform - exactly what the Semi is. There's no wasted space, the powertrain and the vehicle work hand in hand,” Dan Priestley, senior manager of engineering for the Tesla Semi, said during a keynote in Las Vegas.

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Gehm, R., "EDITORIAL: Word on the ACT Expo street," Mobility Engineering, June 1, 2024.
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Jun 01
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24TOFHP06_06
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