Atlis Motor Vehicles, a mobility technology company, announced the signing of a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with EAVX to develop electric commercial work truck products that integrate EAVX bodies and accessories with the Atlis XP platform.
Atlis is developing a fully electric vehicle platform, proprietary battery cells and packs, and a charging infrastructure to recharge a 500-mile range battery in less than 15 minutes.
"We see electric commercial work trucks as a huge opportunity," said Mark Hanchett, CEO of Atlis Motor Vehicles. "Less than 1% of light duty commercial vehicles are electric, but that number is predicted to grow to at least 30% by 2030 due to battery cost reduction, government incentives and mandates for zero-emission trucks and industry partnerships, such as this one between Atlis and EAVX."
The proposed objectives of the collaboration include:
- Develop the next generation of service and utility vehicle platforms for the North American market.
- Develop the next generation of commercial work truck accessories for the ATLIS XP platform.
- Develop the next generation of commercial dry freight, refrigerated, platform, and dump vehicle platforms for the North American market.
"We have a proven history of creating excellent work truck and commercial vehicle bodies and accessories, and we are now expanding our capabilities to provide alternative energy vehicles through this partnership with Atlis," said John B Poindexter, CEO and Chairman, JB Poindexter & Co.
The XT pickup and XP platform production will begin in 2022.
"As our commercial fleet customers develop plans to convert their fleets to EVs, having a partner like Atlis is beneficial due to their innovative battery technology, vehicle range and rapid charge time", said EAVX COO/GM, Mark Hope. "Working with ATLIS will enable us to offer electric work trucks and accessories that will have industry-leading features and will help expedite the adoption of EV's in the commercial vehicle market."