President of DHL thinks a Tesla Truck pays for its price difference in 1.5 years

Discussion in 'Transport and Autonomy' started by doublespaces, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. doublespaces

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    In an interview with Jim Monkmeyer, president of Transportation at DHL, told Reuters that the 10 trucks which were ordered were simply a test run and they are still a long ways away from transitioning their fleet to an electric majority. But he is aware of the potential benefits being presented and if true, he could pay off the difference between a traditional Diesel truck and a Tesla Semi truck in less than two years, due to the savings on maintenance and fuel.

    So it sounds like accessibility to the Megachargers are the main question mark, we will just have to see how aggressively Tesla can deploy them and build the infrastructure.


    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-for-tesla-trucks-dhl-executive-idUSKCN1G71DW