UPS, global leader in logistics. works together with Thor Truck in the developing and testing of a fully electric class 6 delivery truck, expected to be ready later this year.
Thor Truck, that recently launched a fully electric semi huge truck, the ET-One, to attack directly to Tesla new truck, is now working together with UPS on a delivery truck taht will use part of the special technology developed by the company.
The Thor fully-electric delivery truck will have a driving range of approximately 100 miles powered by a Thor-designed and built battery that will be lightweight, cost effective, durable and allow long-range driving distances; and a single charge which take only 60 minutes.
The leading producer of aluminum walk-in vans, Morgan Olson, is providing the body.
Thor is targeting a production price as low as $68,000 (for a 50-mile range vehicle), which is in line (and even cheaper) than diesel versions of these vehicles, and, as Thor talk us, these vehicles will be commercially available in early 2019.
UPS believes in the future of commercial electric vehicles and continues to work with a range of companies to test and deploy promising alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles that will help it meet its sustainability goals. Electric vehicles, and the charging infrastructure needed to support them, play a critical role in UPS’s vision for its fleet of the future.
UPS is already collaborating with Workhorse, Daimler, Tesla and other companies as they will need a huge fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles to "change the world" as they like to do.