Merritt logger has created a hybrid electric logging truck

By Kent Molgat
Kamloops BC Now
September 5, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

On the outskirts of Merritt, a logging truck driver has created the prototype for a new way to haul logs. It’s a hybrid electric/diesel truck that promises more horsepower with a fraction of the fuel costs and emissions. …Chace Barber believes that since logging trucks generally go up the hills empty, and come down loaded, they are perfectly suited for this. “Electric makes the most sense for the logging industry in BC,” said Barber. …Because of range limitations, Barber said fully electric trucks only work for about 10% of the industry. He believes his hybrid model is the answer for most of what remains.

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