First all-electric eStar goes into service in Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Navistar’s first all-electric eStar will go into service for the city of Portland, Ore.
“We’re excited to debut the eStar in Portland and give local media and government officials an up-close look at one of the coolest, most environmentally-friendly commercial trucks on the road today,” said Jim Hebe, senior vice-president, North American sales operations, Navistar. “As one of the most sustainable cities in the nation, a city like Portland can appreciate the amazing potential of the eStar all-electric truck when it comes to clean, energy-efficient transportation.”
The eStar is a medium-duty commercial vehicle that runs strictly on electricity and produces no emissions. It’s been dubbed a Class 2c-3 electric truck and has a range of 100 miles per charge, making it ideal for urban delivery applications. It can be fully charged in six to eight hours.
The eStar was purpose-built to run off electricity and as such it was built with a low center of gravity and a 36-ft turning radius, Navistar claims. The battery can be swapped out in 20 minutes, allowing for around the clock operation. It can haul payloads of two tonnes.
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