Isuzu Australia Ltd (IAL) will test two battery electric vehicles (EVs) it has developed in partnership with Melbourne-based EV developer SEA Electric.
A purely Australian effort, it is independent of Isuzu’s Japan-focused Elf EV light commercial project EV previewed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show but comes with the blessing of headquarters in Tokyo.
The EV program is focused on proving the 8-9 tonne gross vehicle mass (GMV) NQR and the 12-14 tonne GMV FSR for urban return-to-base applications.
The NQR will have maximum and continuous power of 130kW and 100kW respectively, while those for the FSR are 250kW and 150kW.
Maximum and continuous torque are 1,500Nm and 800Nm for the NQR and 2,500Nm and 1,230Nm for the FSR
Both models will carry 132 KWh nickel, manganese, cobalt oxide (NMC) lithium-ion battery packs powering direct drive permanent magnet motors, rated to 98 per cent efficiency.
The battery type used, sourced from Canada and China, was chosen for its energy density and ability to stay cool enough to avoid flaming. It is expected to have a battery life of 8-10 years.
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The reality of this sector today is that it’s dependent on refined petroleum that enters Australia through import vessels and leaves through tailpipe emissions.
Electric vehicles allow us to address both ends of the equation. While we import more than 92 per cent of our oil requirements, we generate 100 per cent of our electricity domestically. Vehicles that run on that electricity cost a fraction in fuel and maintenance, all while producing zero tailpipe emissions.
Economic improvement, increased public health and reducing pollution are all reasons why the global road transport sector is working in lock step towards a future powered by electric vehicles.
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