Are We Ready for Electric Concrete Trucks?

Are We Ready for Electric Concrete Trucks?

Research by Patrik Sved of Heidelberg Materials is leading the effort to convert ready-mixed concrete (RMC) trucks to electric. Heidelberg has full-volume electric mixers on the road today in Sweden. Given the country’s abundant hydropower, the energy usage is roughly 30 percent lower than the cost of diesel. The wildcard is the rapid pace of technological innovation, which will reduce the now higher capital cost.

In this month’s Tech Trends article, Craig Yeack looks at the economics of switching from diesel to electric and what must be done to reach viability. View on Concrete Products.

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