E-FORCE Presents Switzerland’s First All-Electric 18-Ton Truck Powered by Brusa
Swiss company EFORCE ONE, together with Designwerk, developed Switzerland’s first all-electric 18-ton truck.
The vehicle, based on Iveco Stralis, was electrified with through the use of Brusa Elektronik drivetrain component such as motors, inverters, chargers and battery packs.
In the truck, all of these components come in twos – two motors with total maximum power of 300 kW and 610 Nm of torque, two inverters, two 3-phase 22 kW chargers that cut the full charge time to 6 hours and two 120 kWh li-ion LiFePO4 packs.
Depending on conditions, range is claimed to be around 300 km (186 miles), but that will drop by nearly 50% on the highway.
According to the press release, the E-FORCE truck boasts quicker acceleration and less noise compared to standard trucks.
Next month, the E-FORCE truck will hit the streets for regular service:
“The lead customers will each put one truck into their fleets for evaluation from August 2013. Both COOP – the second largest retailer in Switzerland – and Feldschlösschen – the biggest brewery in Switzerland – are considering adding more electric trucks in the near future”