Battle Motors, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) technology, has acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company, enableing it to bring the Battle-Ready Class 8 severe-duty full electric truck to the market this summer with 12 municipal customers.
The Battle-Ready Electric delivers the same comfort, visibility, and reliability as the compressed natural gas and diesel-powered LET2, but with lower maintenance costs, reduced noise, and zero carbon emissions, according to the company. The initial trucks will be designed for front, rear, and automated side loader applications within the refuse and recycling space, available in standard and crew cab configurations.
Crane Carrier Company has been manufacturing commercial vehicles for 75 years and is based in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Crane Carrier Company provides custom, severe‐service chassis and purpose-built vehicles for the refuse and recycling, infrastructure maintenance, ground support, multi‐stop distribution, agriculture, and oil and gas markets under the Battle Motors Company and Crane Carrier Company Engineered Chassis brands.
“We are combining the best of last century's severe-duty diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) technology with EV technology to produce full electric trucks for the marketplace,” said Michael Patterson, CEO of Battle Motors and Crane Carrier.