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Roush CleanTech showcased the electric Ford F650


Roush CleanTech showcased the electric Ford F650

Roush CleanTech, a division of the same company that builds steep hotrods and operates the NASCAR race team, has developed an all-electric drivetrain for Class 6 and 7 trucks.

The Ford F650 truck, equipped with such equipment, was shown at the 2018 ACT Expo in Long Beach.

The new truck is equipped with a mid-mounted 335 peak horsepower AC permanent magnet electric motor powering the rear wheels via a short driveshaft to the truck’s existing rear axle. The truck is fitted with a large stack of lithium ion batteries providing up to 225 kWh and 700 volts. The truck’s average range, depending on load weight, will be around 120 miles. The truck will be capable of a maximum speed of 75 MPH.

Due to regulatory demands and certificates, such trucks won’t be commercially available for at least 18 months.

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