Big Rigs Begin to Trade Diesel for Electric Motors

Big Rigs Begin to Trade Diesel for Electric Motors

CHINO, Calif. — The turning radius took some getting used to. So did the gigantic steering wheel. But the electric version of the Freightliner Cascadia big rig was otherwise easy to drive, as I navigated the warehouse parking lot, dodging delivery trucks for Amazon and J.B. Hunt.

Being 80 feet long, it didn’t quite offer the golf cart experience I was promised when its regular driver, Karl Williams, let me take over the controls, though the acceleration was…

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