TransPower To Offer Class 8 Electric Trucks
Transportation Power (TransPower) offers converted electric-drive Class 8 trucks with a hauling capacity of up to 80,000 pounds.
ElecTruck has range of 60-120 miles on a single charge “under normal operating conditions.”
There is also a range extender option with expected range of 200 miles.
The first four trucks presented above were built for test and demonstration purposes, partially funded by the California Energy Commission.
In March, the company announced that it received funding for three new trucks and tractor demonstration projects:
- A collaboration with four operators of yard tractor fleets – IKEA, Harris Ranch, Grimmway Farms, and Devine Intermodal – to deploy five battery-electric yard tractors in California’s Central Valley and Sacramento. Five new tractors will be distributed among these fleets, augmenting five similar tractors TransPower built in 2014, which are currently being operated by fleet operators such as IKEA, Dole Fresh Fruits, and SA Recycling. TransPower’s proposal for the new tractor demonstration was the highest ranked proposal of 33 proposals received by the CEC for funding under its “Medium- and Heavy-Duty Advanced Vehicle Technology Demonstration” program.
- A project to demonstrate two additional electric tractors with Dole at the Port of San Diego, along with electric drayage trucks to be operated at the Port of San Diego by BAE Systems and Terminalift. This project will also involve the upgrade of a large battery-operated “reach stacker” vehicle which TransPower built with funding from Terminalift in 2014. This proposal was ranked third among the 33 proposals reviewed by the CEC.
- A project to install TransPower’s battery-electric truck system into a demonstration fleet of three refuse trucks. Two of these trucks will be operated by the County of Sacramento and the third will be operated by a major waste hauling firm to be named later. This proposal was ranked fourth among the 33 funding requests received by the CEC.
Here is video of the truck in action in Long Beach, CA: