GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission electric-powered vehicles serving the cargo and delivery, transit, and school bus markets, announced that GreenPower has completed the first EV Star CarGo+ delivery box truck in collaboration with Marathon Truck Body of Santa Clarita, Calif., scheduled for customer delivery later this month.
The GreenPower CarGo+ is the only purpose-built medium-duty Class 4, battery-electric delivery truck currently available in North America, according to the manufacturer, and combines the EV Star CC with a Marathon Truck Body Company dry freight body.
The Marathon body utilizes state of the art lightweight and aerodynamic components. GreenPower’s CarGo+ has also been outfitted with the latest lift gate from Palfinger and has a range of up to 150 miles on a single charge.
“The EV Star CarGo+ is the first of its kind and we expect great things from this product given its ability to revolutionize the dry freight and delivery market across a variety of industries,” commented Brendan Riley, president of GreenPower.
GreenPower also announced the addition of Priyankar Balekai to the GreenPower team to lead the cargo, logistics, and truck division. Balekai joins GreenPower with 23 years of experience in the trucking sector. Most recently, Priyanker was the chief product officer at Thor Trucks, prior to his role as director of trucks at BYD Motors, and more than 18 years in multiple roles at Navistar.
GreenPower continues to leverage its flagship EV Star Platform with four distinct models serving the cargo delivery, paratransit, private shuttle, and micro transit markets. The EV Star is eligible for a base voucher of $80,000 from the California HVIP program and an additional voucher of $10,000 when the vehicle is operated in a disadvantaged community, according to the manufacturer.