Are Electric Pickups REALLY Greener?

From Transport Evolved.

Pickup trucks have long been some of the most heavily polluting vehicles on the market today. And with so many pickups purchased and registered every year, Internal Combustion Engine pickups are a big source of pollution.

Electric pickup trucks – like the Hummer EV, Rivian R1T and F150 Lightning – are offering customers an alternative to gas-guzzling pickups. But with massive battery packs, massive size and low efficiency – are electric pickup trucks REALLY greener?

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Selected references:

Environmental Research Letters – The role of pickup truck electrification in the decarbonization of light-duty vehicles: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac5142#erlac5142s5

Argonne National Laboratories: Energy Consumption and Cost Reduction of Future Light-Duty Vehicles through Advanced Vehicle Technologies: A Modeling
Simulation Study Through 2050: https://publications.anl.gov/anlpubs/2020/08/161542.pdf

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Script: Kate Walton-Elliott, Winter Tashlin, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Presenter, Camera, Editing, Coloring : Kate Walton-Elliott
End Credits, Animations: Erin Carlie

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