Battle EV collection trucks now on sale

Battle EV collection trucks now on sale

The electric-powered waste collection trucks are available in Southern California at Velocity Truck Centers.

Los Angeles-based Battle Motors says it is now selling its electric-powered refuse truck, the Battle LNT EV, in Southern California through Velocity Truck Centers.

Battle Motors, which acquired Ohio-based refuse market truck maker Crane Carrier Company (CCC) earlier this year, also will present its Battle LNT EV (electric vehicle) at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California.

The Battle Motors LNT EV features an 82-inch cab, a customizable wheel base, multimode regenerative braking, a direct drive transmission, peak power of 500 horsepower, continuous power of 310 horsepower, and a peak output torque of 1,700-plus pounds per foot, according to the company.

Battle says it acquired CCC to add an EV offering to CCC’s existing diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) product lines. “CCC’s refuse trucks have been through 75 years of continuous improvement, making them the best refuse truck on the market,” states the company.

“Velocity is excited to work with Battle Motors CCC in the development, sales and service of the new Battle LNT EV LCOE refuse truck,” says Eric Evans, national refuse manager for Velocity. “Velocity is a leader in the refuse segment, and our customers are eager to deploy zero emissions vehicle products as soon as possible.”

Comments Paul Marsolan, chief software officer of Battle Motors, “We wanted to create a fun, cool dynamic user interface in our trucks. We provide all the information on the truck in an easy-to-use interface that drivers are familiar with. If you’ve used a smartphone, you will really enjoy our Revolution operating system.”

He continues, “Drivers will get performance data on the instrument cluster. Service centers and fleet managers are not left out either—parts, down to the specific vehicle identification number, and service history is right at their fingertips. To make it as easy as possible we have included a QR code to easily share the parts data with a phone or desktop.”

Marsolan says the operating system gives the trucks “an onboard computer system to pass actionable performance, parts, and service data to fleet managers, service dealers, and drivers via [the] onboard digital instrument cluster and hosted server environment.”

Battle Motors says it is committed to accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy through manufacturing the most durable and performance-driven class 7 and 8 electric trucks.