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Another all-electric Class 8 prepares for production

Dec. 14, 2017
Another all-electric Class 8 prepares for production

Hot on the heels of Tesla’s rock concert-style unveiling of its Semi all-electric Class 8 daycabback in November comes a different all-electric tractor dubbed the ET-One – a truck being built by Thor Trucks, a self-styled “transportation laboratory” based in Los Angeles.

Co-founded by Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni, Thor Trucks said it will be demonstrating a pre-production version of the ET-One through 2018 and plans to go into full production by 2019.

The company noted that the final version of the ET-One will start at $150,000 per unit and feature a 300-mile range when fully loaded to 40 tons.

Features of the ET-One include:

• A reusable modular lithium-ion cylindrical battery pack that will offer from 400 to 800 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy.

• Maximum speed of 70 miles per hour.

• A torque range of approximately 5,000 lbs. with two-speed gearing.