A battery swapping station for a Chinese-made heavy-duty electric truck is among the new low-emission commercial transport projects getting Government co-funding.
The latest round of funding from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund – announced by Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods last month – has a heavy emphasis on electric truck projects.
Etrucks, the New Zealand distributor for XCMG Chinese trucks, has a heavy-duty electric tractor demo unit in the country with a swap-battery system – giving it an extended range.
The batteries can be swapped in seven minutes or less – but need a gantry crane to carry out the changeover.
Etrucks has been gra...