Hybrid trucks, electric trucks, and the like will all be among the hottest items in 2018, according to analysts at Kelley Blue Book.
Hybrid trucks, the most common form of trucking on the road today, will be a $4.8 billion market, a jump of $1.4 billion from last year, according the company.
Electric trucks will be worth $1 billion more, up from $8.3 billion in 2018.
The market will also be up $1 trillion, up $2.6 trillion from last years figures.
The combined market for all the different types of trucks will rise $5.6 billion.
In 2018, the top three hybrid truck manufacturers will be Cummins, GMC, and DaimlerChrysler.
In 2019, those three companies will all make up the top five manufacturers, and GMC will make up top five again in 2020.
Hybrids have always been a big hit with trucking.
Over the last two decades, they have been the backbone of the industry, driving up prices by up to 60% in some cases.
However, there have been some major issues, like the fuel cell vehicles that were introduced with the introduction of the Chevy Bolt in 2017, and they’ve all been phased out by 2018.
While it’s hard to see any big sales jumps in 2018 as the market will continue to decline, it is expected that the combined market will increase by more than $5 trillion over the next two years.