Michelin to test electric truck at South Carolina plant

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Michelin North America will partner with Benore Logistic Systems to begin testing on a new all-electric Class 8 delivery truck in South Carolina.

The month-long test, being conducted at Michelin’s plant in Sandy Springs, is designed to further validate the capabilities of electric vehicles in the last-mile-delivery industry while advancing Michelin’s environmental sustainability efforts.

“Michelin is committed to developing the latest in cutting-edge technology, not only in our tires, but in everything we do,” said Karen Schwartz, VP of B2B marketing for Michelin North America. “Electric vehicles are a zero-emission solution, which means electromobility is a practical way to fight global warming and pollution. Developing electromobility, which is critical to advancing the energy transition, goes hand in hand with reducing oil consumption and spurring growth in renewable energies.”

Benore Logistic Systems is also eager to further test this technology.

“At Benore Logistic Systems, we continuously challenge the status quo. We received our first electric truck in April 2022, and we’re excited to now be testing the Nikola TreBEV vehicle,” said Dennis Kunz, VP of revenue strategy and development at Benore. “There is a wide variety of Class 8 battery electric tractors available in the market. Luckily, we get to test the Nikola TreBEV to gather more industry-specific knowledge.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ, Wired, Kipp Report and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Wheel Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence

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