Proterra and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) will partner to develop the MT50e, an electric delivery truck chassis. The chassis will offer 226 kWh of energy capacity, 125 miles of driving range, and the ability to support a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 to 23,000 pounds. The MT50e can fully charge in three hours using CCS DC fast charging, according to Proterra.
Ryan Popple, Proterra CEO, said, “Fleet operators are looking to electrify delivery trucks today and there is growing industry interest in a high-performance electric chassis with an energy-dense battery system. The MT50e offers fleet operators an industry-leading vehicle platform that they’re familiar with, combined with proven electric vehicle technology and expertise from Proterra.”