The Latest Developments in Hybrid-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks

Brian Matuszewski, ARI’s manager of Sustainable Strategies, recently discussed the latest developments in the hybrid-electric medium-duty truck market with Work Truckmagazine. He said a big challenge for medium-duty truck hybrids is achieving an acceptable return to justify the up-front investment. Matuszewski notes, “Because batteries are still very expensive, it is very challenging to get a realistic ROI without government incentives. But, in cases where generous rebates exist, and we feel the client has a good shot at obtaining those incentives, and the duty cycle is appropriate, we will consider the hybrid truck. It really all depends on those factors coming together.”

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