All-Electric Condor Truck Coming to Market this September

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Farmers and fleet owners, gather around and take a look at the first all-electric light pickup truck you can buy this year. It’s called the Condor and it will arrive on market next month.
It might look like a shed-built weekend project, but the thing is real and the company that makes it, EV Fleet, claims it could build 15 units per day, summing up to 300 per month, each for the starting price of $50,000.

Don’t panic about the steep price, because it will benefit from incentives. The stock cab and chassis come fitted with an independent adjustable suspension, all-around disk brakes, insulated cabin and air conditioning.

Power is supplied by a 32 kWh or a 50 kWh battery pack. The neat thing is that you can manage the power use, by programming the 0-60 mph acceleration times for example, which can be achieved in 5 to 12 seconds. Same goes with the top speed, which can be set to a maximum of 85 mph (137 km/h).

By limiting the top cruising speed, you can actually extend the Condor’s range. For example, going at 45 mph (72 km/h) will allow you to travel 140 miles, while going at 65 mph (105 km/h) will limit the range to just 100 miles.

Charging times for the electric truck vary depending on the charging point. The 120 VAC outlet will recharge the batteries in 14 hours, while a DC 90 Amp source will do it in under 1 hour.

As with other vehicles on the market, the Condor comes with optionals too. Among them, you can have a cargo box (medium, tall, dry, chilled or frozen), extended solar power station, navigation pack (also allows fleet managers to control speed and routing via a telemetry program), tri-fold tailgates and even a premium interior with carpet, upgraded seats and Bluetooth stereo.

The Condor can haul a recommended payload of 1,000 lbs (453 kg), same going for its towing limit. It can go up a 10% grade at highway speeds and a 20% grade ramp at low speed. The payload seems a bit low but then a Ford Ranger with the upgraded suspension can carry 1,500 lbs (680 kg).

The truck will make its public debut on September 18th at Optima Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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