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Navistar Officially Unveils eStar, Promises Delivery of First E-Truck This Year
In brief: Navistar unveils the eStar production electric Class 2-3 truck.
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The official name of Navistar's new electric delivery truck is the eStar, with the first production version to be delivered to FedEx by year's end. Navistar is currently taking orders for 2011 delivery as well.
The eStar made its debut a couple of months ago as one of the four electric vehicles that FedEx will be trying as route delivery vans over the next year.
The eStar is a Class 2c-3 truck with a range of 100 miles per charge and a 6-8 hour charge time. The production model will be much like the prototype FedEx showcased in March, with only fine tuning to the drive train as a difference.
The truck will be built at Navistar's Elkhart County, Indiana plant and batteries will come from A123 Systems and their facility in Michigan.
The eStar is part of an alliance with Modec, a UK-based company, but no information was given as to when it might appear in Europe.
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Navistar owns such brands as International Truck, Monaco RV, and others.
Photo credits: Navistar
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