, a company based in California, will debut the ZeroTruck, an all-electric medium duty truck, at the 2008 AFVI National Conference and Expo
in Las Vegas in mid-May. The ZeroTruck can go 100 miles per charge using an EIG lithium polymer battery pack and a UQM brushless permanent magnet elecgtric motor. The highway-speed truck can capture energy through regenerative braking and has an on-board charger to suck power from the grid. The first ZeroTrucks will be released in the Los Angeles area later this year - deliveries should start in August - with a national roll-out planned for 2009. More details after the jump.
The ZeroTruck is a converted Isuzu
N Series and Greentechmedia.com says
that the pure EV
version will be joined by a series-hybrid version that uses a modified diesel
engine that can burn biodiesel
or pure veggie oil. Electrorides has invited AutoblogGreen
to test drive the ZeroTruck at the AFVI show, so we'll have a much better idea about what this truck is about in a few weeks.