Delhi govt is planning to convert fuel engine trucks to electric trucks to reduce carbon emissions. The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) will make their plan within a couple of months.
Delhi government’s main motive is to convert the trucks which we use like garbage disposal trucks, horticulture, water tankers. The council will work on these trucks how much electricity they consume , what kind of electric battery we need to use and what kind of charging infrastructure that we need.
Bhatt said trucks emit a lot of carbon and electrification needed. We have to analyse the date of these trucks and then will start the final study soon.
As a part of study , there is an on board device to these trucks that will be installed in the vehicles that will capture the data from trucks related to its mobility and energy consumption in various phrases. Which will be connected with a software that will update us .
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This data will help to make the future plan how much benefit will be derived from its electrification. From here we can assume how big a battery we have to install to this trucks. And also charging infrastructure is also needed. They are working only 10 to 15 trucks .
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There are 50,000 to 70,000 trucks entering Delhi everyday and they emit lots of carbon in our environment. We need to change them. Most of the states are working on electric two and three. But no one is working on four wheelers yet.
Article Source: Energy World