"A diesel engine on average needs to be reconditioned every 10 years or 1.3
million kilometers. Instead of rebuilding an old diesel, Janus argues that it
is cost-effective to replace it with an electric motor. Especially if you
factor in the fuel savings (estimated at 50%) and the resale value of the used
motor. And it can be done in a week.
Janus has thought through the issues in the trucking industry — time is money.
You don’t have to wait for the truck to be charged, with swapping stations
placed near trucking rest stops and timed to the drivers’ mandatory fatigue
breaks, a battery can be swapped out conveniently. It takes 20 minutes to fuel
up a big diesel. But it only takes 3 minutes to swap out the battery."
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics