Some fleets have been tentative about getting involved with electric vehicles. Others have been pursuing them more enthusiastically. We are working on connecting with some of those fleets as we conduct Run on Less – Electric DEPOT (RoL-E DEPOT) this fall. We are excited to move from mostly looking at the electric trucks — as we did in Run on Less – Electric — to learning what it takes to scale from one or two electric trucks to 15 or more at a single location.

This is an exciting time for trucking and NACFE wants to do its part to help fleets of all sizes understand what it takes to begin scaling the adoption of electric trucks.

While some of our data collected during the Run will focus on the trucks, the majority of our effort will be on infrastructure and charging requirements — areas that present challenges to fleets — so we can offer recommendations on overcoming these challenges.

So, if you have any or all of these questions on electric truck deployment, RoL-E DEPOT will be something you will want to follow.

  • How much power is really needed to charge these commercial vehicles?
  • Why does it take so long to get the infrastructure in place?
  • What are the footprint challenges in deciding to place the infrastructure?
  • How should I approach managing the charging to save electricity costs?
  • What are the challenges around different trucks and charging systems?

PepsiCo has already signed on as an Executive Sponsor and Cummins and Shell as Title Sponsors. For a full list of RoL-E DEPOT sponsors, click here. More Funding is needed, so please reach out to Mike Roeth ( if you’d like to help us.

While we have already identified some depot fleets that we think are candidates to participate in RoL-E DEPOT, we are still looking for others who are interested as we plan to feature fleets across the U.S. and in Canada and Mexico as well. Fleets interested in participating in the Run can fill out an application here. Or you can suggest a fleet you would like to see in the Run.

We also will be bringing back the popular Electric Truck Bootcamp in conjunction with this year’s RoL-E DEPOT, where approximately 45 experts will share their thoughts on many infrastructure and scaling topics.

Whether you sponsor the Run, participate in it or simply follow it, we are grateful for your support of our efforts to move to a zero-emissions future.