CityFreighter and XPO Sales strategic partnership; LOI for 100 CF1 electric Class 4 Trucks for Q1 2020
CityFreighter Inc.,a developer of medium-duty commercial electric vehicles for the “last mile,” and XPO Sales, a green fleet solution provider with fleet rental/leasing services, have entered a strategic partnership and sign a letter of intent for the purchase of 100 CF1 electric Class 4 Trucks. Both parties agree to pursue the development and sales of electric trucks. The prototype of the CF1 truck will be presented in Q2 2019, and delivery of 100 commercial units is planned for Q1 2020.
The CF 1 has been developed as a fully electric, front-drive vehicle and contains multiple weight reducing features, such as a very low-weight cargo box. The truck has been designed specifically for last mile operations with a range of around 100 miles. It will be charged overnight at the lot with fast charging as an option.
The payload capacity will be 2.5 tons with a minimum of 706 cubic feet, all presented in a low-floor cargo area access design. The low-loading level will be at around 44 cm (ca. 18"), and the rear axle will be equipped with an electric air suspension. This avoids the need for an electric lift system, reduces loading / unloading times and significantly lessens driver strain.