New energy truck driver: a month to save 3,000 yuan, dare to turn on the air conditioning
When driving a fuel truck, the monthly fuel cost is about 4,000 yuan, while the electricity cost of driving a new energy truck is about 1,000 yuan, saving nearly 3,000 yuan." Shenzhen cargo driver Liang master said.
With the gradual improvement of infrastructure such as charging piles, more and more freight drivers realize that new energy trucks are very "sweet" and begin to "abandon oil and switch to electricity". Statistics show that as early as October 2022, the proportion of new-energy truck drivers on the platform reached 25 percent, which means that one out of every four drivers drives new-energy trucks.
"Dare to turn on the air conditioning"
In 2023, Mr. Mo's second year of leasing a new-energy truck, he told Xinxin Jingwei that he plans to buy a truck in 2024, "and buy new energy."
Electricity is cheaper than gas, which is one reason Mo bought a new energy truck.
On a summer morning, before dawn, Master Mo was out of bed. The reason for leaving so early is not that there are too many bills, but that the electricity is cheap in the morning.
"I get up at 6 am in the summer to charge it because the electricity rate is cheaper then, 0.6 yuan per hour," he said. Master Mo said, "I run down a day fixed to charge twice, now is the night before charging, full as long as 20 yuan, at noon to fill again, but because the noon is the peak period, electricity is expensive, from 20% to full charge needs more than 40 yuan." "Said Master Mo.
Liang began to work as a cargo driver in 2020. In September 2022, considering the cost and space problems in the car, he bought a Geely V6E electric van to run cargo after renting a new energy van for nearly a year.
Speaking of opening a new energy truck, Master Liang's biggest feeling is that "you can open the air conditioning when you are idle." "Shenzhen weather is hot, we stay in the car for a long time, before the fuel car in no single when not willing to open the air conditioning. "After the new energy truck, I can turn on the air conditioner." Master Liang said.
On the afternoon of February 25, Liang charged the car for nearly 30 yuan. Liang told Zhongxin Jingwei that he would charge the car every morning before going out, and if business is good, he would recharge it again at noon. The cost of electricity is about 1,000 yuan a month, but when I started to drive a fuel truck, the monthly cost of fuel was about 4,000 yuan, saving nearly 3,000 yuan.
Wu, who runs freight trucks in Dongguan and Shenzhen, has also saved a lot of money by driving new-energy trucks.
Wu usually charges the car around 6 am, as the price per KWH is controlled within 0.7 yuan. "It costs about 20 yuan to recharge it once in the morning. At noon, employees of the factory and logistics have dinner, but there is no order. I use this time to eat and recharge the electricity." "Said Master Wu.
According to Wu, when he used to drive a diesel van, the cheapest cost per kilometer was 0.5 yuan. Now, when he drives a tram, the cost per kilometer is no more than 0.18 yuan.
"In traffic jam, will not step on the clutch step foot cramp"
In addition to saving money, the above new energy truck drivers also said that the driving experience is good, the right of way, more can load, is also an important reason for them to choose new energy trucks. New energy trucks are basically automatic transmission, for the driver, "driving is not tired".
"The probability of traffic jam in Shenzhen is relatively large, if you drive a fuel car, more than 8 hours a day, stepping on the clutch foot cramp." "Said Master Wu.
Liang also said that when driving a fuel truck, because it is manual transmission, it is very hard to meet traffic lights and traffic jams, "stop hanging to hang."
In addition, the relatively high space utilization rate of trucks is also a reason for drivers to choose new energy trucks.
Zhang Xiang, a researcher at the Automotive Industry Innovation Research Center of North China University of Technology, said that due to the lower technical level of trucks than passenger cars, and the low integration degree of trucks, they are usually assembled by chassis, body, carriage, driver's cab and other components from different manufacturers. Traditional trucks have to sacrifice some space utilization to consider the compatibility of various interfaces.
"And the new energy truck than the traditional fuel car, is a new product, generally by the car enterprise independent design, the design of high integration, which or cause its dedicated for cargo space is also larger." "Zhang Xiang said.
New energy trucks can enjoy part of the right-of-way advantage, effectively reducing the driver's order restrictions. In addition, new energy trucks are tool vehicles, compared with passenger cars, as long as the driver makes transportation plans in advance, there is no big problem in driving.
"In the morning and evening peak, fuel trucks will be restricted in many sections of the urban area, but only a few sections of new energy trucks are restricted." Master Liang introduced.
On January 30, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other eight departments issued a Notice on organizing and carrying out pilot work of pilot zones for comprehensive electrification of public sector vehicles (hereinafter referred to as the Notice), launching pilot zones for comprehensive electrification of public sector vehicles nationwide. The pilot will be implemented from 2023 to 2025.
According to the circular, the main goals of the pilot are to significantly improve the level of electrification of vehicles and significantly increase the proportion of new energy vehicles added or updated in the pilot areas, including urban bus, taxi, sanitation, postal delivery and urban logistics distribution, aiming to reach 80%. The pilot period is 2023 to 2025.
Data show that the overall penetration rate of China's new energy commercial vehicles is less than 9%, and that of new energy trucks is only about 7%. In 2022, the penetration rate of China's new energy passenger vehicles (including PHEVs) is close to 28%. It is widely believed in the industry that there is a large space for the development of new energy commercial vehicles, and the comprehensive electrification of public sector vehicles in this pilot may accelerate the process of new energy in the field of commercial vehicles.
The electrification pilot is expected to bring huge increment to the new energy commercial vehicle market. At the same time, the electrification of public sector vehicles will accelerate the growth rate of penetration rate of new energy vehicles and drive the upstream and downstream growth and upgrading of industrial supporting charging piles and changing stations.
Cargo lala predicted that the current high oil and gas prices, the development of new energy trucks, must be one of the future freight market trends. However, compared with passenger cars, there are fewer models of new energy trucks on the market at present, and the models available for drivers to choose are not as rich as passenger cars.