An electric semi-truck?
Yes, you heard us right. The future of trucking is electric.While many claim Tesla is leading the way in terms of electric vehicles, there are 2 new guys on the scene: Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni.
Meet the Minds Behind the Electric Semi-TruckDakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni started their company, Thor Trucks, in 2016. Semler graduated with an international business degree in 2013, whereas Sordoni majored in marketing but never completed his degree. These recent graduates met in 2012 and began paving the way towards a future of electric trucking. Based in L.A., Thor Trucks is an 18-person company focused on “creating and deploying solutions to fleet owners.”
When most people hear the name Thor, they imagine the superhero who saved New York from aliens. But two former students wanted to change the association with their new company, Thor Trucks – an energy efficient big-rig that is helping to save the world in a different way.Tesla released plans for a similar vehicle to be released in 2019.) Semler explained, “We had experience running fleets and saw that there was a need for vehicles that were not as heavily regulated and polluting. We just needed to find a way to make economic sense out of these vehicles.” Semler comes from a trucking background himself; his family owned a fleet in Riverside, California, and he claims that this experience is part of what helped he and Sordoni create Thor Trucks.
Meet the ET-One
- Expected to be on the market in 2019
- A fierce competitor for the Tesla Semi
- Built to haul 80,000 lbs with instant torque at zero RPM
- Perfect for local short-haul jobs
- Ranges from $150k to $250k