Distribution of the VMC 1200 is starting in October 2022.  -  Photo: Vicinity Motor Corp.

Distribution of the VMC 1200 is starting in October 2022.

Photo: Vicinity Motor Corp.

Vicinity Motor Corp. announced it has officially launched and will begin deliveries of the first Class 3 electric truck to roll off the assembly line in Canada, according to the company's news release.

“The VMC 1200 will help British Columbia and Canada become leaders in the EV sector while supporting ambitious government targets for net-zero transportation, local job growth, and economic diversification,” said William Trainer, founder/CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp. “With the 1200 recently qualifying for Transport Canada’s $550-million subsidy program for medium-duty zero-emission vehicles, it has only become more appealing to commercial transportation operators seeking to reduce costs, eliminate carbon emissions, and run more efficient fleets.”

Vicinity Motor Corp. said the VMC 1200 is ideal for applications ranging from construction and utility to deliveries.

Highlights include:

  • Cutting-edge Li-Ion battery technology that provides up to 150 kWh of power.
  • Full charging at Level 2 in five to seven hours, and at Level 3 in 2.5 hours, via a CCS1 Combo Plug.
  • 241 kilometers/150 miles of range on a single charge.
  • Quiet operation ideal for urban environments.
  • Applications ranging from delivery trucks to dump trucks to work trucks.
  • Payload of approximately 2,495 kg/5,500 lbs.
  • Standard five-year warranty.

Distribution of the VMC 1200 is starting in October 2022.

“Until the launch of the VMC 1200, commercial transportation operators lacked a durable and reliable zero-emission Class 3 truck at a competitive price point. Now, with North American light- and medium-duty EV inventories projected to top one million by 2030 and six million by 2040, the VMC 1200 provides yet another example of VMC setting itself apart from other commercial vehicle manufacturers,” Trainer said.

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