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News   June 25, 2018   by Allan Janssen

HEAVY DUTY: How trucking is gearing up for New Mobility

In the second part of an exclusive new series, James Carters talks about the coming heavy duty revolution: electric-powered trucks.

Automotive consultant James Carter says the electrification of heavy trucks is getting close to reality… and it will have a tremendous impact on the aftermarket.

“The automotive aftermarket needs to keep a very watchful eye on the potential changes affecting heavy duty,” Carters says. “Heavy trucks and buses are beginning to electrify quickly. And the real ace in the hole are huge savings in energy costs and projected maintenance – less than half of a typical large diesel Class 8 semi.”

AutoServiceWorld has the latest insights from Carter, the principal consultant at Toronto-based consultancy Vision Mobility.

Among other topics covered in this series, Carter will discuss the hydrogen revolution, how the connected car threatens the independent aftermarket, and how long before we all feel the disruption of growing fleet work. He’ll examine how changes in vehicle ownership will affect the aftermarket, and some of the new technologies that will rewrite your business.

Check out Part 2 of our FutureTech series here, and look for additional articles in the weeks to come… only at

Electric power is a game changer in the heavy duty market

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