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Another All-Electric Class 8 Truck Prepares for Production

Thor Trucks plans to start building its ET-One tractor in 2019 and sell it for $150,000 a pop.

Hot on the heels of Tesla’s rock concert-style unveiling of its Semi all-electric Class 8 daycab back 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.

This story originally appeared at Fleet Owner

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