FREDERICK, CO – UQM Technologies, Inc.’s ZeroTruck, an all-electric zero emission medium-duty truck powered by a UQM PowerPhase electric propulsion system, made its industry debut at the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute’s 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, May 11–14. The ZeroTruck, developed by Electrorides, Inc. of Laguna Niguel, California, is the first electric truck in its class to be offered for sale in the United States in 2008, the company said.
The ZeroTruck offers a low-cab-forward design, a fully automated transmission, 100-mile range with full highway capability, lithium polymer batteries, an onboard battery charger, and regenerative braking. Following its Las Vegas debut, the ZeroTruck will travel on a national tour to other major cities in the United States, according to www.electricdrive.org.
The ZeroTruck features a UQM PowerPhase 150 kW (201 horsepower) electric propulsion system that produces peak torque of 650 N-m and peak power of 150 kW. The system has a continuous torque rating of 400 N-m and a continuous power rating of 100kW (134 horsepower). The system also features optimized four-quadrant performance, dynamic torque, speed and voltage control, and system energy efficiency of over 90 percent across substantially all of its performance regime.