Vicinity Motor, an electric, CNG, gasoline, and diesel vehicles supplier, has given information about its new VMC 1200. It is an all-electric Class 3 medium-duty commercial truck. The 150kWh Li-ion battery pack is capable of outputting 1,085 Nm of torque. That’s what the vehicle’s electric powertrain consists of. It has a range of 150 miles on a full charge. Also, the vehicle also has a 2,722kg load capacity. The Canada-based Vicinity has in fact leveraged its own EV experience in cab-over design.
It is to make the vehicle suitable for urban environments. Plus, the addition to construction and delivery operations. In fact, a Level 3 fast charger does provide the VMC 1200 with a full charge in 2.5 hours, and a standard Level 2 charge does take 5 hours.
Vicinity Motor: Strong Interest in the Production of the Vehicles
“There is the production of vehicles that is underway in addition to commercial deliveries. They are scheduling to begin in the first quarter of 2022,” commented William Trainer, who is the founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor. “It is our sales team that is already introducing the demonstration VMC 1200 model to our dealer network. Therefore, we are very pleasing to see a very big interest in it. This is due to be expecting with a heavy order flow for the VMC 1200, we have planned production levels of up to 1,000 units in 2022. In fact, we do look forward to building a strong source of supplemental growth through this zero-emission line of medium-duty trucks to complement our broad line of Vicinity Lighting and Classic buses.”
Moreover, VMC has announced that it will use Danfoss Editron drivetrain systems in its medium-duty fully electric Vicinity Lightning EV Bus. It will feature a Buy America Compliant 220kW motor. Also an Eaton multispeed transmission. In fact, the buses are also fitted with a digital Avionics controller and inverters to enable intelligent management of the vehicle’s operations. In fact, the drivetrain system does weigh only 85kg. It is much lighter than some on the market. It can weigh 500kg.