Standing curbside exterior the airport ready for a shuttle van may very well be much less pungent because of a brand new EV powertrain obtainable for Ford F-550 Chassis Cabs. Surfaced by Green Car Congress, the brand new battery-electric powertrain providing is by Lightning Techniques and is out there now for brand new functions or retrofits for Ford’s F-550 in GVWRs of 17,500 to 19,500 kilos, standard with shuttle-bus functions.
The Lightning Techniques motor delivers 241 horsepower (180 kW) together with 881 lb-ft of torque. Feeding it’s a liquid-cooled, 128-kWh battery pack housed beneath the ground that the corporate claims the is nice for a variety of “over 100 miles.” A Degree 2 AC charger is customary and a DC 50 kW Quick Charger is out there. The latter provides a recharging time of two.5 hours. Regenerative braking can also be included. The conversion is warrantied for five years or 60,000 miles.
The Lightning Electrical F-550 joins the corporate’s barely smaller E-450 EV, which is obtainable with a selection of 86-kWh or 129-kWh battery packs, and its Transit 350HD passenger van, which comes with the same selection of battery packs. The corporate additionally provides EV conversions for the Ford F-59 field van, Chevrolet 6500XD Low Cab Ahead field truck, and transit buses.