Navistar launched the fully electric International eMV series of trucks during the ACT Expo.
The International eMV is designed to tackle everyday use because it’s built to the same standards as the diesel International MV series. Designed for improved visibility and maneuverability, the eMV is ideal for any straight rail application. It is available in four different wheelbase options (217, 236, 254, and 272 inches) and features the Diamond Logic electrical system as standard equipment.
“Our team has worked tirelessly to build an all-electric medium-duty vehicle solution that offers our customers all the environmental benefits of a zero-emissions vehicle, while delivering the capabilities of a traditional medium-duty truck to help you take care of business,” said Debbie Shust, vice president of medium-duty trucks at Navistar. “Rolling off our production lines now, we are proud to offer the International eMV complete with inclusive consultation services provided by our specialized NEXT eMobility Solutions team to ensure seamless integration of electric vehicles into customer fleets.”
Integrated electric charging and battery life
The new eMV combines Navistar’s decades of medium-duty truck experience with the expertise of its zero emissions team, NEXT eMobility Solutions, to deliver a fully integrated electrified power train and complete ecosystem solution.
The eMV’s battery electric motor provides peak power of more than 335 horsepower or 250 kilowatts, with continuous power of 215 HP or 160 kW. The eMV has a 210 kW capacity high-voltage battery that provides a 135-mile range when fully charged. Batteries are packaged between the frame rails for additional protection and under warranty for five years or 100,000 miles. The eMV also is equipped with three levels of regenerative braking, allowing the vehicle to collect kinetic energy from braking and store it in the battery for use. To ensure the driver has complete awareness of the eMV’s operational status, a state-of-the-art digital instrument cluster includes information on propulsion and regenerative load, state of charge indicator, and regenerative braking indicator.
The International eMV also offers both AC and DC charging capabilities as standard equipment to allow customers to choose the best option for their fleets. The recommended Level 2 AC charging station is suitable for overnight charging and provides roughly 19.2 kW of power. The DC Fast Charge station option provides up to 125 kilowatt hours of power. The Fast Charge station also has the capability to provide multiple power options. At its highest kWh input, it can provide a full charge to the eMV in less than two hours.
Total ownership experience
Navistar recognizes the adoption of zero-emissions vehicles is not a one-size-fits-all solution and aims to assist customers in developing an eMobility business model that delivers on business objectives while realizing clean commercial transport.
In addition to the dealer network and support International always has provided, NEXT eMobility Solutions acts as a resource for customers, providing all-inclusive zero-emissions education and assistance, beginning at buyer consultation and continuing through vehicle end of life. NEXT provides support throughout the entire fleet electrification process, including vehicle charging complexities like requirements for proper charging, suitable infrastructure partners, charging installations and collaborations with local power companies to ensure adequate power is available for vehicle charging.
“The entire Navistar team is proud of our progress in eMobility and our thoughtful approach on accelerating the adoption of zero emissions vehicles,” said Gary Horvat, vice president of eMobility. “We are centered around providing a complete ecosystem solution that will allow our customers to seamlessly integrate our EVs into their fleets and are confident the eMV will provide an extremely positive total ownership experience.”
To learn more, visit internationaltrucks.com.