Electric & Autonomous Vehicles News - 02/25/2020 - Views: 279
Tesla is trying to change law that would make its electric semi truck popular in Europe
Tesla is reportedly trying to get approval for electric trucks to get around a Sunday and holiday ban for semi truck travel in Europe, which would give a significant boost to commercial electric trucks, like the Tesla Semi.
In several European countries, there’s a ban of vehicles with a legal maximum weight exceeding 7.5 tons and semi-trailers between 00:00 and 22:00 on Sundays and public holidays all year.
Some markets have different applications of the ban with different exceptions, but the goal, in general, is to improve air conditions and reduce noise pollution. Since electric trucks don’t contribute to air or noise pollution, Tesla and other electric truck makers are arguing that the ban shouldn’t apply to them.