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The Shyft Group to Debut Last-mile Electric Delivery Vehicle at NTEA Work Truck Week

The Shyft Group will debut a new battery-electric delivery vehicle at Work Truck Week.

The Shyft Group will reveal its electric delivery vehicle on its purpose-built Class 3 EV chassis at Work Truck Week. The NTEA trade show takes place in Indianapolis from March 8-10.

“Unable to find a viable EV chassis option in the market, we decided to build our own,” says Shyft Group CEO Daryl Adams. “We developed our proof of concept by leveraging nearly 50 years of experience in custom chassis production and last-mile delivery and will put prototypes in our customers’ hands for testing and validation in the second half of 2022. Leveraging the infrastructure that supports our coast-to-coast manufacturing and service footprint, we’re poised to produce at scale to support the sharply rising demand for last-mile delivery vehicles as well as our customers’ carbon-neutral goals.”

Using the company’s Work-Driven Design® process, the purpose-built delivery van will deliver optimal driver ergonomics and user experience. Vehicle prototypes are expected to reach customers for testing in the coming months with production expected to begin by mid-2023.

Shyft also helps customers in the transition to electric vehicle fleet management by providing a portable power cube. The Shyft Group will also feature the power cube at the show.

Shyft’s proprietary battery-powered chassis features customizable length and wheelbase, making it well-suited to serve a wide range of medium-duty trucks. The chassis’ modular design will accommodate multiple GVWR classifications, based on build-out and usage. The lithium-ion battery packs provide an approximate range of 150 to 175 miles; there is an opportunity to enhance range through expanded battery options.

Highly configurable, the all-electric chassis adapts to last-mile delivery, work truck, mass transit, recreational vehicle, and other emerging EV markets.

WORK TRUCK WEEK

The Shyft Group will unveil the new van and chassis during a press conference at Work Truck Week. The press conference takes place on Wednesday, March 9, from 10 to 10:25 am in booth #3511.

In addition, Shyft brands DuraMag and Utilimaster will also make news at Work Truck Week with press conferences scheduled for Thursday, March 10. DuraMag will present its new S-series all-aluminum service body at 10 am in booth #3053, while Utilimaster follows at 10:30 am in booth #3049 to show the Velocity R2, an under-10,000-lb GVWR walk-in van built on a RAM ProMaster chassis.

Find out more, visit www.theshyftgroup.com.

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