Exactly, Ford was killing them slowly. The new Volvos are far more appealing than anything Ford did (which was in part ruining them by making them FWD).It is still a Swedish company, but wholly owned by a Chinese company. This was actually the best thing that happened to Volvo. They now have access to deep pockets to fund additional R&D.
Tesla has announced a HD semi which will be available later this year.Until really large batteries are available long haul pickups will be ic engine. It takes a lot of energy to move large heavy objects long distances. The energy density of current batteries won't do the job.
Smallish commuter cars will probably go electric quickly as it works well for shortish trips with 50kw+ batteries. Even in the cold you can safely do 50 miles per day easily.
And if you look at how many miles these vehicles can travel before retiring for the day to recharge, you'll have a better perspective on the subject of OTR hauling.
Trucking could change even faster than anyone is yet imagining. Long haul trucks travel well known routes for the majority of their miles. Creating an infrastructure where trucks pull in, get a batter changed out in minutes, and are back on the road is an easy lift. And this says nothing about the easy concept of making most trucking driver-less in short order. Again, because most of their miles are on straight highways. I would not bet against a big shift in trucking within a decade.And if you look at how many miles these vehicles can travel before retiring for the day to recharge, you'll have a better perspective on the subject of OTR hauling.