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Model availability to double by 2023

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The number of available and announced models of zero-emission trucks, buses and off-road equipment in the United States and Canada is on track to rise nearly 78 percent by the end of 2020 compared to year-end 2019 – and that figure is expected to more than double by 2023. By the end of 2020, there will be 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. That figure is expected to increase to 195 models by 2023.

M/HD ZEV model availability growing

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By the end of 2020, there will be a total of 169 different zero-emission (ZE) medium- and heavy-duty vehicle models in commercial production compared to 95 models in 2019. That figure is expected to increase to 195 models by 2023.

Strong growth in number of models is expected across all vehicle segments. Currently transit buses have the highest number of available models, but that is expected to be overtaken by medium-duty trucks. Both segments represent early markets for fleet electrification because of their urban duty cycles, average daily distances, and ability to charge overnight at depots.

The strongest growth rate beyond 2020 is expected in the heavy-duty truck market with multiple announcements by large manufacturers. While technology is still in its early stages, the expected energy savings from longer driving distances are expected to offset relatively higher capital costs.

Bus market has many options in all sizes

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Zero-emission commercial models across nearly all vehicle types currently demonstrate driving range capabilities commensurate with user needs. Most zero-emission buses currently available can drive between 100 and 200 miles on a single charge, which is sufficient for most transit operations.

Many duty cycles show extensive coverage—extreme ranges coming

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Zero-emission commercial models across nearly all vehicle types currently demonstrate driving range capabilities commensurate with user needs. Most existing zero-emission trucks are able to drive 50 to 150 miles on a single charge, which is typically sufficient for urban deliveries. In addition, longer ranges over 300 miles are coming in the next two to three years, including extreme ranges above 600 miles.

Total OEMs by vehicle type, U.S. & Canada

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Diverse offerings are coming from a broad range of original equipment manufacturers (OEMS).

“Having sold well over 60,000 all-electric commercial vehicles worldwide, BYD is pleased to see CALSTART taking the lead in publicizing the breadth of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles currently available for sale in the US and across the globe,” said Stella Li, President, BYD Motors, Inc. “Electrifying commercial vehicles will continue to play a critical role in reducing the climate change and air quality impacts of the transportation sector; BYD is proud to support and partner with CALSTART in working towards that goal.”