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"The slew of launches by traditional truck and bus original equipment manufacturers such as Daimler AG and Volvo group, as well as start-ups like Tesla, Nikola and Protera, has added impetus to the adoption of H&E technology in North America and Europe," said Frost & Sullivan Mobility Research Analyst Chandramowli Kailasam."Eventually, advancements in battery technology and charging infrastructure as well as volumes of scales achievable with giga factories will ignite the H&E demand for commercial vehicles."
Commercial viability, incentives, pay load and range per charge will greatly influence truck manufacturers' adoption of H&E drives. Urban delivery and refuse and work trucks are likely to be early users of these powertrains. Meanwhile, all transit bus manufacturers in North America and Europe are expected to be mass producing e-Buses by 2019.
"Major truck and bus manufacturers are expected to host at least one H&E platform by 2020," noted Kailasam. "Various technologies are expected to co-exist in the next decade, as manufacturers and suppliers narrow in on the optimal solution through an iterative process in real-world operations."
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