Electric truck shows range anxiety is no more with 800-mile road trip

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A 20 tonne, 17-metre-long electric truck, belonging to Danish engineering group Danfoss, has completed a colossal journey of more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometres) from Denmark to France.

The feat suggested that ‘range anxiety’ - considered a big hurdle in EV uptake - was not necessarily the barrier it was perceived to be, and showed it may well be possible to electrify much more of the transport network than we currently have. According to the International Energy Agency, trucks and other heavy transport emitted 1.776 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2020 alone - but 45% of all goods transported by road in Europe travelled less than 300km.

Video: NationalWorld/Danfoss