GreenPower Motor Co. delivered its first EV refrigerated box trucks. The shipment went to the University of California San Diego.
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"More payload and longer range makes the EV Star Refrigerated Box Truck a real game-changer for the transportation of goods that require refrigeration," says GreenPower Vice President of Medium Duty and Commercial Vehicle Sales Claus Tritt. "Utilizing GreenPower's EV Star cab and chassis and working with our partner, Lion Truck Body, we can configure the vehicle to meet the customer's requirements while integrating all the systems and electrical requirements into our vehicle."
The EV Star has a payload of 5,000 pounds with a 16-foot insulated and lined box and a liftgate. The range is 150 miles, GreenPower says. The refrigerator unit is powered by the high-voltage battery and the design is 20% more efficient and 10% lighter than comparable low-voltage units sold in the U.S.
"We estimate the refrigerated trucking total addressable market in North America will be more than $5.9 billion by 2028," Tritt says. "As operators are electrifying their fleets, GreenPower will see significant growth in the marketplace with this innovative product."