Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Glenn asks: Tesla out Mercedes Benz in. Amazon purchases 1800 electric delivery van in their move to go green. Thoughts?
My reply: Amazon needs delivery vans – electric or otherwise – and Tesla doesn’t make them. Mercedes does -the Sprinter – which Amazon has committed to buying, in electric form. These vans have plenty of room. As for range . . . well, the usual problems. Plus cost, of course.
But Amazon had to buy these vans because in Deutschland, the government has decreed that electric muss sein by very soon. There are already parts of Germany inaccessible to vehicles that aren’t electric – or areas where access is restricted. It makes no sense – given the insensibility of the EV decrees – to invest millions in a fleet of delivery vans that can’t deliver. So instead, more millions in a fleet of EV delivery vans that can.
Just not as quickly.
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