Spartan Motors, Inc. introduced three new vehicle platforms, including two fully electric vehicle (EV) platforms alongside a truck body specifically developed for last mile grocery delivery.
The first electrified chassis is a walk-in van developed in collaboration with Motiv Power Systems. The chassis is powered by lithium ion batteries and includes technologies such as: collision mitigation system, 360-degree cameras displayed on a 9-in. HD in-dash monitor, and DOT sensors, amongst other innovative features. Utilimaster says the van offers the same performance as a traditional fuel equivalent vehicle, at an 85% reduction in operating costs and 66% reduction in maintenance costs over the life of the vehicle.