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Electric Trucks

A History of Delivery Vehicles, Semis, Forklifts and Others

Kevin Desmond (author)

ISBN: 9781476676159

Publication Date: Dec 2019

Format: Paperback

During the past decade, with the availability of the lithium-ion battery, the electric truck has got back on the road for all payloads and all distances. The fourth in a series covering the history and future of electric transport, this book chronicles the work of the innovative engineers who perfected e-trucks large and small.
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Welcomed at end of the 19th century as the solution to the severe problem of horse manure in city streets, electric trucks soon became the norm for short-haul commercial deliveries. Though reliable, they were gradually replaced by gasoline-powered trucks for long-haul deliveries–although a fleet of electric milk trucks survived in Great Britain into the 1960s.

Industrial electric vehicles never disappeared from factories and ports. During the past decade, with the availability of the lithium-ion battery, the electric truck is back on the road for all payloads and all distances. The fourth in a series covering the history and future of electric transport, this book chronicles the work of the innovative engineers who perfected e-trucks large and small.
Illustrations 89 photos
Pages 269
Dimensions 229 x 152 x 14
Date Published 30 Dec 2019
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s History   Transport: general interest  
Kevin Desmond, a technology historian and biographer, lives near Bordeaux in southern France. Since 1976, he has published 27 books and 300-plus articles on the men and women innovators, often forgotten, behind the progress of transport and related subjects.

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