Independent EV Makers: Are We at the Tipping Point?

This article was originally published here: https://www.automotive-fleet.com/10174535/independent-ev-makers-are-we-at-the-tipping-point.

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June 13, 2022

This State of the Fleet Industry video, produced by Automotive Fleet (AF), offers a look at what is driving the fleet market as presented by AF Digital Editor Chris Brown. Here, Brown breaks down the exploding market of new OEMs producing electric trucks and chassis. He dives into whether the market will support so many new players. And then for fleets looking to partner with an independent OEM, Brown provides a blueprint of questions and answers to give fleets more confidence in their decision.

🎙Today’s topics include:

  • Past & present state of the electric vehicle market.
  • OEMs & major and minor players in the market.
  • Considerations for electrifying fleets and barriers to adoption.
  • How to vet an independent OEM.
  • How to think about the current EV market.

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Timestamps ⌚

0:00 Intro
0:35 A look back at EV history
1:15 The new golden age of EVs
2:20 Number of OEMs in the EV market
3:10 The opportunity for new players
4:44 The cost of charging infrastructure
6:33 How to vet an independent OEM
9:50 The shift from EVs to fossil fuels and back

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