Cenntro Electric Group Limited, an EV technology company, and EAVX, the newest business unit of JB Poindexter & Co, announced they are collaborating to develop all-electric last-mile and vocational work truck solutions.
The joint development effort will focus on the integration of the commercial truck bodies from JBPCO business units with Cenntro’s all-electric LS300 and LS400 cab chassis, including:
- Last-mile fleets.
- Service fleets.
- UItility fleets.
- Vehicle cargo management systems.
How Are EAVX & Cenntro Collaborating?
The non-exclusive collaboration agreement will initially focus on the Cenntro LS300 and LS 400, utilizing current and next-generation EAVX body designs.
“We are excited about our partnership with Cenntro and their global expertise in the EV space. Cenntro’s product catalog, and their mission, integrates well with EAVX’s mission to optimize the design and manufacture of next-generation commercial vehicles by collaborating with chassis manufacturers, technology suppliers and leveraging the formidable resources of JB Poindexter & Co,” said Mark Hope, general manager and COO, EAVX.
The agreement calls for the integration of the bodies onto the Cenntro LS300 and LS400 platforms (Class 3–5) including but not limited to:
- Lightweight dry freight and refrigerated box bodies.
- Landscape and dump bodies for municipal fleets.
- Open and enclosed service bodies for utility fleets.
“The EAVX business unit of JB Poindexter focuses on forward-thinking innovation and sustainable driving. We are looking forward to this partnership,” said Peter Wang, Cenntro Chairman and CEO. “Modifying our existing, proven electric L300 and L400 chassis to accommodate next-generation EAVX commercial truck bodies is a natural evolution for us as we expand our range of body designs and applications.”
Cenntro offers a fully configurable Class 1-4 all-electric cab chassis. According to Cenntro, a central charge of its business model includes aligning with top vocational work truck body manufacturers and enabling them to bring highly effective EV solutions to many industries.