Sunday, February 25, 2018

DHL Exec:  Tesla Semi Trucks to Pay for Themselves in 1.5 Years

Tesla Semi Truck Specs Event (Credit: Tesla) Click to Enlarge.
While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already been quoted as promising that the payback period for choosing an all-electric Tesla Semi offering over a conventional diesel truck would be just a few years time, not everyone is willing to take his word on the matter.

With that in mind, it’s worth noting that an exec at DHL was recently quoted as saying that the payback period on the Tesla Semi — that is, the period of time that it takes to pay off the difference in initial costs as compared to a conventional diesel semi truck, before net savings kick in — would be under 1.5 years.  Again, after 1.5 years, that means the company is benefiting from net savings … while using cleaner trucks.

To give the exact words, the President of Transportation at DHL Supply Chain, Jim Monkmeyer, was quoted by Reuters as saying:  “We are estimating that we could have pay back within a year-and-a-half based on energy usage as well as lower maintenance cost.

“The maintenance savings can be enormous as well.  Just because the engines are much simpler in terms of the number of parts and the complexities of the parts.”

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