MemberSeptember 6, 2021 at 1:20 pm
If you owned a tow truck would you invest in a Spark Charge? Tow truck drivers are independent companies, they have contracts with AAA but they aren’t owned by AAA. A Spark Charge costs thousands of dollars it’s hard to see how you could ever make that money back even in Southern California where EVs make up a measurable percentage of the fleet. Outside of California there is zero chance that you would make your money back. On the other hand when it’s time to replace your truck you’ll get an outlet for free. Ford has 7KW on the hybrid 150 and 11KW on the electric 150. Outlets are so incredibly useful in a work truck that everybody is going to have them, they are the new cup holders for pickup trucks.
One more thing, I’d bet that a much lower percentage of EVs run out of juice than ICEVs run out of gas. The reason is that EVs are charged at home, there is no forgetting to fill the tank. Gas car drivers don’t think about fuel levels, they just gas up when it gets low. It’s not that hard to put off filling your tank a little too long and then running out of gas, can’t happen with an EV that has home charging.