Balqon has announced the release of a new on-road Class 8 electric tractor, Model MX30, for short haul drayage and inner city applications. Balqon is showcasing its MX30 tractor at the EVS26 Expo, the largest electric vehicle show in the world.
The MX30 to be displayed at the EVS26 Expo is equipped with Balqon’s proprietary drive system that is connected to a six speed automatic transmission assembled on a Freightliner truck chassis. Equipped with standard 600 Volt lithium batteries, the MX30 has the energy to travel up to 150 miles under unloaded conditions on a single charge. The MX30 also features fast charging, which allows the vehicle to be charged in less than three hours, thereby increasing the daily range of the vehicle when properly charged.
The MX30 can travel at speeds up to 70 mph, tow loads of over 30 tons. MX30 incorporates Balqon drive system with the latest idle-shut off technologies that increase energy conservation during vehicle idling. The new vehicle incorporates Balqon’s proprietary battery management system and charging systems.