From contractors to corporate delivery fleets, a new electric truck could provide businesses with much needed fuel conservation. The G-3 plug-in electric truck has a payload of 1,000 pounds and can top 85 miles per hour, according to a press release.
The vehicle is probably better suited to companies with smaller work radiuses, as it has a range of about 100 miles and requires four hours to charge. Recharging the vehicle uses about a dollar’s worth of electricity, according to its makers, Green Star Products Inc. and Global Green Cars Inc.
The vehicle recently was used as a pace car at Rocky Mountain Raceway, Aug. 29 in West Valley City, Utah.
The vehicle may come to market sometime in 2010, with crash testing predicted to start in January and production coming by next summer.
The makers note that this will be the perhaps the most “American” truck on the market since 70 percent of its parts and labor will be American.
The vehicle will feature a starting sticker price of about $25,000. Use of federal and state incentives could bring the cost to less than $20,000.