Industry & Regulatory Backdrop
Mandates for emission reductions cannot be met by the existing fleet.
Only ways to meet reductions:
Wholesale replacement is infeasible. It would take years to replace the current US fleet of Class 7 and 8 trucks.
Simply cost prohibitive for vast majority of truck operators, most of whom only buy used trucks.
2. Retrofit Technologies
Existing retrofit technologies, such as filters, are expensive and typically degrade economic performance. In addition. range is restricted with other retrofit technologies such as CNG, LNG, Propane and Hydrogen.
These retrofit technologies also require significant supportive infrastructure investment.