Beginning in September 2021, The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Rocky Mountain Insitute (RMI) will be conducting a three week demonstration called Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E), a real-world electric truck technology demonstration featuring 13 trucks driving real routes, carrying real freight. Each Run highlights a specific trucking segment and details how these drivers and fleets deliver high efficiency.
The event is being funded by title sponsors Dana, Shell and Meritor, as well as event and supporter sponsors who are making the event possible. 13 fleets have agreed to sign on for the three-week Run: • Alpha Baking Co. operating a Workhorse C1000 in Chicago • Anheuser-Busch using a BYD tractor in Los Angeles, California • Biagi Brothers operating a Peterbilt 579E out of Sonoma, California• Cardenas Inc. using an Xos van in Ventura, California • NFI using a Volvo VNR Electric out of Chino, California• Penske operating a Freightliner eCascadia in Los Angeles, California • PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division using a Cummins box truck in Modesto, California • Purolator operating a Motiv-powered step van in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Roush Fenway Racing using a ROUSH CleanTech truck out of Concord, North Carolina• Ruan using an OrangeEV terminal tractor in Otsego, Minnesota • Ryder using a Lonestar Specialty Vehicles terminal tractor in Georgetown, KY • SAQ: Quebec Liquor Board operating a LION8 truck in Montreal, Quebec, Canada • TBD operating a Lightning eMotors truck in the New York City area.
The Run starts Sept. 3 at ACT Expo in Long Beach.