Vicinity Motors, a supplier of electric, CNG, gasoline, and clean diesel vehicles, announced its entrance into the medium-duty truck market with the development of a fully electric Class 3 vehicle with 12,000-pound GVWR rating.
The new VMC medium-duty electric truck will utilize proven EV technology with a smaller environmental footprint, according to the manufacturer. The sizes and design of the medium-duty truck line will support multiple applications, utilizing high quality, commercially available technology and industry standardized charging solutions to enable rapid adoption.
Designed with the popular cab over design, the first electric truck will be offered in a Class 3 rating, adding the Class 5 truck model in 2022. The EV truck is expected to appeal to customers in urban delivery applications with daily usage under 150 miles. Vehicles will be sold through a robust network of existing dealerships throughout North America. Full production and commercial deliveries of the VMC trucks is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.
“The premiere of the VMC electric truck is an incredible milestone for not only Vicinity, but for the industry as it transitions towards true zero-emissions,” said William Trainer, Founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp. “The VMC truck will be an environmentally friendly alternative for diesel vehicles more commonly used in this segment. We designed our electric truck to be a cost-effective, user-friendly vehicle with the ability to charge using standardized solutions, requiring no major infrastructure upgrades on the part of our customers. We’ve leveraged our world class technology to engineer this one-of-a-kind vehicle with our customer in mind – and the result is another industry first.
Vehicle images and additional specs are yet to be released.
“Our sales team has already started the process of introducing the product to dealer networks. We expect our production capacity of this new medium-duty line to be over 5,000 units per year in a market that sees over 400,000 trucks sold annually. We have locked in production levels for orders of up to 200 units in 2021 alone. We are gaining significant momentum with our line of Vicinity Lightning buses, and the introduction of a truck with our unique customer-focused design will provide an exciting supplemental growth opportunity in new end-markets. I look forward to announcing further details on our upcoming VMC truck line in the near-future,” concluded Trainer.