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If manufacturers were smart, they would make them easily moveable by forklift.



When I worked in plants, I remember gangs of battery charging stations that had a crane to swap batteries out on the forklifts. I can't imagine distribution centers not installing something like that for these trucks (eventually). Even if swapping isn't a feature in all electric trucks to start, there's almost certainly going to be some sort of conversion kit to make it possible in the future.


Battery powered forklifts swapping batteries on trucks. It's a nice image of the future. Perhaps there's even infrastructure commonalities to reduce costs.


I think it's much more likely that a) it's not that easy; and/or b) the economic incentive just isn't there rather than people whose livelihood depends on it not being smart enough to figure out that forklifts exist.




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