So Far, So Good With HD All-Electric Van From AMP, Navistar

AMP Electric Vehicles and Navistar International Corp. say they have successfully completed the initial testing of an all-electric, 1,000-cubic-foot heavy-duty commercial step van.

The electric vehicles are designed for 100 miles of range on a single charge and have a maximum gross vehicle weight of 19,500 lbs. The electrification architecture is based on the existing AMP platform, and has been engineered to be suitable for both re-powering of existing diesel vehicles in a fleet, as well as for new vehicles.

‘Powering heavy-duty commercial vehicles to be all-electric is a solution for today,’ says Steve Burns, AMP's CEO. ‘Navistar leads the way in this effort, and road-ready, electric fleet vehicles like the ones we are designing and producing on this project are a great fit for heavy-duty urban delivery vehicles.’

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