Hydro-Quebec handed the keys to new utility vehicle on eMV chassis
April 14, 2023 By Anthony Capkun
April 14, 2023 – Maxi-Metal Inc. (an Oshkosh Corp. company) has delivered a new walk-in utility vehicle on an International eMV electric truck chassis to Hydro-Quebec—the first of 10 is will deliver this year.
The International eMV series truck chassis features an electric drive motor provided by TM4 (a Hydro-Quebec subsidiary) and a battery capacity for approx. 220 kilometres (135 miles).
“We have been involved in the research and development of electric vehicles for 30 years, and we are proud to have the opportunity to integrate the International eMV commercial truck chassis in the production of our new electric walk-in utility vehicles,” said François Barrette, director, Transportation Services, Hydro-Quebec. “Our goal is to electrify and decarbonize every time we have an opportunity to do so, in every segment of our fleet.”
The 20-ft truck boasts 33,000-lb GVWR, heating and A/C, and a severe-duty polyurethane insulation package for extreme climates. The truck upfit will include gear lockers, tool chests and workbenches, as well as a custom nose-cone and cab cut-out design for direct access to the service area without having to exit the vehicle.
“Decarbonization has become a major priority for our customers, and we are excited to expand our product offerings with these new electric utility vehicles,” said Christopher Sapienza, Maxi-Metal director, Sales & Marketing, adding that Hydro-Quebec “is the perfect customer for us to begin collaborating with on these new electrified products, thanks to our over 30-year relationship”.
“Our teams have been working together for 15 months on the design to ensure these trucks will meet their operational goals,” added Sapienza.
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