The largest network for charging U.S. vehicles is relying on electric pickup trucks to eventually win American drivers for EVs.
ChargePoint Holdings Inc. CEO Pasquale Romano hopes that many businesses that maintain collection fleets will switch to electricity in the coming years because maintenance is cheaper. The workers who lead these fleets will be hooked on their performance, Romano says.
“They will enter the parking lot with the intersection truck, hang things in the locker room and take the keys to the work truck,” they said in an interview. “You have an integrated guided test: ‘I drive one of these electrics every day, and it’s awesome.'”
President Joe Biden’s plan to remove U.S. drivers from fossil fuels requires a major investment in public charging stations. It’s still unclear how companies that provide the service will make a profit, probably because people charge their EVs at home.
Romano hopes the arrival of electric pickups will boost EV sales in some parts of the country that have struggled before.
Tesla Inc. will begin shipping Cybertruck this year to Ford Motor Co. says the F-150 Lightning Electrifiers will enter the market in 2022.
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