Heavy equipment manufacturer, Cummins has unveiled its own fully-electric truck and it's a big hunter indeed. It is a Class 7 Urban Hauler Tractor otherwise known as AEOS, loaded with a 140 kW-hr battery which allows the truck go on a range of about 100 miles.(161 kilometers).
The company suggests that with additional battery packs, the ranger can be extended to a full 300 miles (483 kilometers).
The truck's design has been simplified for aerodynamics and efficient energy utilization. In fact, reports have it that Cummins is looking to include solar panels to the truck to increase range.
“As a global power leader for the commercial and industrial customers we serve, with an unmatched service and support network, we are better positioned than any other company to win in new and emerging technologies and in new markets,” said Rich Freeland, Cummins’ president and chief operating officer. “We will leverage our deep industry and customer knowledge and our scale advantage to win. Over the past century, our ability to innovate and adapt has fueled our success and we are confident we are on the right path to do it again.”