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NeilBlanchard 08-27-2014 12:42 PM

EV Fleet Inc. 'Condor' electric 1/2 ton truck built in Charlotte NC
 
This is exciting news I came across yesterday - a new company called EV Fleet Inc. will begin producing an electric 1/2 ton truck chassis, with several different cargo options:

EV Fleet, Inc.: | Electric Pickup Trucks for Fleets.

http://insideevs.com/ev-fleet-readys...v-light-truck/

It has a 50kWh pack, and unusually, it has a 5-speed manual transmission. They claim it should have about 100 mile range at 65MPH. It has a flatbed option, a "pickup" option (that seems to lack rear wheel fenders), a box van option - and this is also available with 3kW of solar PV panels (that fold up into position) to power tools on the job site.

The cab is steel frame with a body made with a foam composite that provides ~R11 thermal insulation. It also has a large front storage area - a "frunk" to use Tesla's term.

http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uplo...ck-750x313.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwC_x4gCAAI-zxe.jpg
http://ev-fleet.com/wp-content/uploa...8/Condor-7.png

Other pictures here:
EV Fleet, Inc.: | Electric Truck Gallery - EV Fleet, Inc.:
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte...as-market.html

A couple of brief videos here, and a local news report:
EV Fleet, Inc.: | Videos - EV Fleet, Inc.:

Some renderings and other images:
http://ev-fleet.com/wp-content/uploa...-3-300x210.png
http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uplo.../ev-truck3.jpg
http://ev-fleet.com/wp-content/uploa...dor-Blue-2.png

Daox 08-27-2014 12:56 PM

Very interesting. Cause I know someone is going to ask. It starts at $50k, not bad considering the alternatives.

I like the non-truck look too.

Cobb 08-27-2014 02:08 PM

You need to get out more. There are lots of riced out small pickup trucks that look like they were combined with a wet/dry vac here. :eek:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daox (Post 442521)
I like the non-truck look too.


MetroMPG 08-27-2014 02:15 PM

Looks like a Ford Ranger cab?

NeilBlanchard 08-27-2014 08:30 PM

It may bear some resemblance, but it is a fiberglass foam composite design of their own. It looks like the renderings had a bluff trailing edge on the sides of the fenders, but the actual truck has tapered surfaces; which is better.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiQ5ET7VXYQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCu6ETZqKcc

MetroMPG 08-27-2014 10:36 PM

The rendering shows a custom cab, but the rolling prototype has a Ranger cab (from the A-pillars back: doors, windshield, roof).

Compare to:

http://imganuncios.mitula.net/2000_f...5199488047.jpg

Daox 08-27-2014 10:45 PM

Might as well, good way to save $. Buy used tooling. :)

basjoos 08-28-2014 02:44 PM

It looks very similar to the pick-up conversion of the old VW (type 1) bug.

freebeard 08-28-2014 11:28 PM

VW hood and Dodge headlights.

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 08-29-2014 02:19 AM

Depending on how you look at it, the renderings don't seem so bad at all. It even resembles something like a scaled-down International LoneStar.


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