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Is the New England grid ready for electric trucks?

From CT News Junkie.

While the Northeast is ramping up efforts to electrify the diesel-powered truck fleets that rumble through its major freight corridors, the region lacks a vision for what the increased electricity demand will mean for the grid and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

A new study headed up by National Grid, the utility company, aims to lay out a clear path forward.

Brian Wilkie, National Grid’s director of transportation electrification in New York, said the two-year study will pinpoint future critical charging locations along highways in nine Northeast states, and advise as to where major transmission upgrades will be needed.

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