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Electric Trucks Are Already Lower Carbon Than Rail In Much Of North America

21 May 2024 | Abstracted from CleanTechnica

"It's a bit rich [for rail] to brag about how low carbon your transportation mode is if your primary load is high carbon, and about 33% of North American rail loads are coal and oil...

"...at California's electricity carbon intensity for 2023 of 272.4 g CO2e/kWh, delivering the same load with electric semis would result in under five metric tons of carbon dioxide, while running on rail would emit over five tons...while California is better than the US average, it?s not even close to best of breed in North America"



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