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ePower Trucks, a UK-based company, just introduced its XT320E 3.5t, a battery-powered light commercial vehicle that undercuts the price of most of its electric competition by a substantial margin. At £30,000 ($47,000 U.S. at the current exchange rate), the XT320E costs around half as much as competitive, 3.5 ton, battery-powered vehicles on the market. ePower claims that its use of lead-acid battery technology has allowed the company to keep costs low while still being able to offer a comm

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Writers for Newspress are at the Commercial Vehicle show in the UK and their overall impression of the CV market is "Battery electrics today – hybrids tomorrow." That might seem backward to people familiar with the passenger vehicle market what hybrids dominate over the pure-EV market, but that's how they see it.