Natural gas truck sales increase, but more focus on electrification

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Pure gasoline truck gross sales within the U.S. and Canada rose 11% year-to-date via Might, in keeping with ACT Analysis.

“Gross sales of pure gas-powered autos as reported by the six main truck OEMs, who account for roughly 60% of the heavy-duty pure gasoline market, had been blended within the March to Might time interval, with March dipping 3% 12 months over 12 months, April surging 23% in comparison with final April, and Might flat versus a 12 months in the past,” stated Steve Tam, vice-president at ACT Analysis.

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“Within the close to time period, after a close to doubling from February to March (+96%), April and Might dribbled decrease -16% and -1%, respectively. Mixed, gross sales within the three-month interval prolonged, however decreased the year-to-date achieve, with the primary 5 months of the 12 months outpacing the identical interval in 2021 by 11%.”

With regards to the broader different fueled-truck market, Tam stated “We’re seeing an general enhance in electrical charging stations, each present and deliberate, however a unbroken decline of complete pure gasoline stations, notably these deliberate for the longer term. That stated, we nonetheless see articles about pure gasoline use in transportation, in addition to discussions about hydrogen gas cells and investments, however the overwhelming quantity of commerce trade headlines continues to give attention to electrical business car improvement.”

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