California-based Harbinger has launched a brand new medium-duty electrical car platform that can embrace stripped and cab chassis in Courses 4-7 – and the upstart OEM guarantees a worth that matches gas- and diesel-powered alternate options.
“Higher know-how typically comes with outrageous worth tags, and we’re seeing right this moment’s medium-duty EVs performing for half the lifetime of right this moment’s ICE [internal combustion engine] autos at triple the price,” CEO John Harris stated in a press launch. “Our know-how was developed from scratch with a view to management top-level chassis value.”
The stripped chassis will help frequent physique sorts together with walk-in vans, field vehicles, and different purposes resembling RVs. And the corporate says the autos are designed for 20-year and 725,000 km commonplace working lives.
The primary items are scheduled to be delivered in late 2023, with sequence manufacturing coming in 2024.
Driving the autos are proprietary e-axles that mix the motor, inverter and gearbox within the title of reducing prices and bettering effectivity. The battery methods sit contained in the body.
Battery sturdiness, security and life are supported with the 800V liquid-cooled battery system, with capacities scaled in 35 kWh increments.
Drivers themselves are supported by drive-by-wire steering and enhanced ergonomics. The ground is just below 28 inches excessive.
The unbiased entrance suspension’s design additionally reduces car overhang – bettering visibility and maneuverability, the corporate says of the car that options rack-type steering.
Steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire methods make the autos “autonomous-ready”, the corporate provides.