Paneltex enters electric truck challenge

Hull, UK: An all-electric Paneltex Isuzu 7.5t electric truck will debut in the 3rd RAC Future Car Challenge taking place on Saturday, 3 November, the day before the classic annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

The Paneltex pure electric truck is based on the Isuzu Forward 7.5t chassis and will compete for the first time covering the 100km route from Brighton to London.

Chris Berridge, managing director, Paneltex says: “We have been at the forefront of developing practical and efficient electric truck technology and to be given the chance to enter this high profile zero/low carbon economy run will be a great opportunity for us to publicise the benefits and performance of the Zeroed electric truck range to a much wider audience.”

The Paneltex electric truck is based on the Isuzu Forward 7.5t chassis

Paneltex’s electric truck is a 7.5 tonne 150kW Zeroed pure EV featuring a Paneltex ATP Class C type approved insulated body and electric refrigeration system. A combination of active and passive regenerative braking recovers the maximum possible braking energy, which, with the 100kWh battery, helps give this zero emissions urban delivery truck a long range. The 20kW on-board charger provides a full charge from flat in 5 hours, and in-built remote diagnostics and tracking provide live management information 24/7.

Paneltex demonstrated its first Zeroed electric vehicle conversions based on the Isuzu Grafter truck chassis in 2008. Four years on, Paneltex continues to offer a range of vehicles from 5 to 11 tonnes GVW featuring 150kW peak power permanent magnet motors, and up to 100kWh of lithium iron phosphate battery capacity. Fully automatic, these vehicles offer brisk performance with ranges of up to 120 miles on a single charge in urban driving. The conventional chassis design allows bodywork of any design to be fitted.

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