Navistar has expanded market applications for its electric vehicle offerings in the utility sector.
Its International eMV Series now has factory-installed ePower and electric power take-off (ePTO) electrical system options available. The foundation has also been laid for the introduction of a Class 8 battery electric vehicle.
With the availability of the ePower and ePTO electrical system options, fleets now can spec International eMV Series Class 6 and 7 battery-electric trucks for additional market applications.
The ePower electrical system option pulls power directly from the electric vehicle's battery pack and is the foundation for electric transport refrigeration unit (eTRU) applications. The eTRU is an especially important solution to help customers meet sustainability goals and regulatory requirements.
"We worked in close collaboration with transport refrigeration unit providers and leading food transport service fleets, including Performance Food Group, to develop and bring this solution to market," said Shust.
The ePTO electrical system option pulls power directly from the vehicle's battery and utilizes an electric motor to convert power for other systems on the truck, such as a boom or concrete mixer.
Electric utility and telecommunications equipment provider Altec has taken delivery of the first eMV Series truck with a factory-installed ePTO electrical system to operate a pilot distribution bucket truck.
Altec has also committed to ordering additional International eMV Series trucks with the ePTO option for upfit and sale to its utility customers in 2023.