UK-based ePower Trucks has introduced a new electric light commercial vehicle, the XT320E 3.5t. Available from £30,000 (US$47,000), the XT320E costs around half the price of the current 3.5t electric vans on the market, the company says, and is capable of 60 miles on a full charge of its 13 kWh battery pack. Payload is 1,000 kg.
|The XT320E. Click to enlarge.|
The lead-acid battery technology, adapted from military use in tanks, is maintenance-free and can operate at temperatures of up to -20 °C. The packs can also be swapped out in less than 3 minutes, using a pallet truck.
The vehicle is available with a double battery pack, increasing the range to 120 miles, while still delivering a payload of 670 kg and a GVW of 3.5t.