Electrical systems

Truckmakers stuck in slow lane on switch to electric

The Hanover truck and bus show feels deceptive. Everywhere one walks, electric and hybrid trucks and buses roam, giving the impression that new technology is on the ascendant.
But on the roads in the real world it is a different story, where diesel technology dominates. Of heavy-duty trucks sold in Europe so far this year, 97per cent are diesel; for camper vans, it is 100 per cent, according to data from Jato Dynamics.