US buyers set to be offered electric Chevrolet truck

Lightning Systems almost ready to begin customer deliveries

chevrolet 6500XD truck

If the truck above looks familiar, and we’re sure it probably does, that’s because it’s essentially an Isuzu F-Series.

Sold in North America under the Chevrolet brand (there’s a long-standing tie-up between GM and Isuzu), the truck is known officially as the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD.

There’s also a light-duty Chevrolet based on the N-Series.

Regardless of what’s underneath, purchasers in the U.S. can soon have a battery electric version of the 6500XD.

Lightning Systems tell us they’re almost ready to begin customer deliveries of what they call the LEV100.

The company fits the truck with its electric powertrain before handing it over to customers.

After the conversion the truck retains its maximum gross vehicle weight rating of 11.7 tonnes and boasts a 177km range.

There’s a two-speed Eaton auto transmission and power outputs of 295hp and 700Nm.

While the trucks lithium-ion batteries can be fully charged in three hours (DC fast charging).

Lightning Systems tell us they’ve received an initial order for 50 trucks from Zeem Solutions.

The commercial electric vehicle service provider will offer the trucks for use by fleets.

Check out more details on the LEV100.

The business already offers an electric version of the Ford Transit, and they also have electric buses available too.

At this stage there’s no word on the Lightning Systems electric powertrain being offered in Australia, we’ll keep you updated though as any additional info comes to hand.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Heavy Vehicles. With more than 20 years experience in the media, including more than 10 years heading up the car publication - Behind the Wheel, Joel is passionate about bringing a fresh perspective to the Australian road transport industry. Prior to his media career Joel worked for a number of years as a bus, truck and delivery driver.

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