EV technology developer Battle Motors has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company (CCC). Ohio-based CCC has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years, and has 180 sales and service locations throughout North America. It specializes in the vocational truck industry, providing custom, severe-service vehicles for the refuse and recycling, infrastructure maintenance, ground support, agriculture and oil and gas markets.
Battle Motors is bringing the Battle-Ready Class 8 electric truck to the market this summer with 12 municipal customers. The Battle-Ready Electric delivers the same comfort, visibility and reliability as the CNG and diesel-powered LET2, but offers lower maintenance costs, reduced noise and zero carbon emissions. The initial trucks will be designed for front, rear and automated side-loader applications within the refuse and recycling space, and will be available in standard and crew cab configurations.
Battle Motors is headquartered in Los Angeles. CCC will continue production of its class 7 and 8 truck chassis at its manufacturing plant in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The company plans to expand the Ohio facility, investing in new infrastructure, equipment and technology to support rapid growth in the EV space.
“We are elegantly packaging and integrating the best-in-class of today’s EV applied science with our own new innovations,” said CTO Nick Sampson (a co-founder of Faraday Future and former Head of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla).
“We are combining the best of last century’s severe-duty diesel and CNG technology with best-in-class EV technology to produce full electric trucks,” says CEO Michael Patterson. “There has been minimal movement and very little fundamental innovation in this space. The merging of a traditional mainstay of the industry with an innovative technology company will generate a radical shift in this important sector of the transportation industry.”
Source: Battle Motors