Thor Trucks unveils electric Class 8 semi truck

Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks has become the latest builder to unveil an electric Class 8 semi truck. The company says its ET-One will have a 300-mile range (when fully loaded to 40 tons), a top speed of 70 mph and a starting price of $150,000. Production is to begin in 2019.

The ET-One will feature a modular battery pack with a capacity ranging from 400 to 800 kWh, using cylindrical cells in the 2170 format.

Thor says its top priority is partnering with fleet management companies, manufacturers, service providers and suppliers. It has engineered the ET-One to be customizable and open to design tweaks from customers and partners.

 

Source: Thor Trucks

  • dogphlap dogphlap

    Interesting. Good to see a bit of competition in the long distance (well 300 mile range) class 8 truck market. I’m curious about charging time and charging equipment for these trucks. The webpage http://www.thortrucks.com/ is silent on these matters (not that its obvious rival Tesla tells us much either other than a charge time of 30 minutes to 80% but Tesla do have a history of providing adequate charging facilities for their electric cars so it is easier to believe their projections).