Friday, May 14, 2010

1st All-Electric Commercial Truck, Zero Emissions, 100-Mile Range

#Green #Energy makes the eStar delivery trucks the environmentally responsible fleet choice--the first of a new breed of green trucks for around town. Look for local commercial vehicles to embrace all-electric operation over the next five years. R.C.J.

Here's what Navistar says about its own truck: Navistar, Inc. announced today during a web conference with the U.S. Department of Energy and FedEx, that it will deliver to FedEx the first full-production eStar™—Navistar’s all-electric commercial truck. The company is currently taking orders for the eStar and intends to deliver 400 units by the end of 2010. The eStar all-electric truck is the first medium-duty commercial vehicle to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification as a clean fuel fleet vehicle as well as California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification as a zero emissions vehicle. This Class 2c-3 electric truck—the first in its category—has a range of 100 miles per charge, making it ideal for many urban applications. When it returns to its home base at the end of the day, it can be plugged in and fully recharged within 6-8 hours...
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