There are currently no compact electric pickups on the North American market. A battery-powered Ford Maverick should fill an empty niche in the future. For those who do not want to wait for the appearance of a new model, the company from Stratford offers to purchase small electric trucks built on the basis of a used Toyota Corolla. The company uses Japanese sedans from 2009-2013, which the former owners sent to the landfill. With the help of their own developments, engineers are bringing old cars back to life as a “green” transport for commercial operation.
According to the owner of Upcycle Green Technology, modern light trucks powered by internal combustion engines spend about $30 per hundred kilometers. In the case of an upgraded Corolla electric pickup, this figure will be about $2.5. During the year, using a battery model will save owners thousands of dollars. In addition, such machines will allow small businesses not to think about the increase in the cost of fuel in the country.
The company said that Corolla electric pickups have a power reserve of up to 150 kilometers on a single battery charge. At the same time, the battery capacity is 26 kilowatt-hours, and the power of the electric motor is 136 horsepower. In the first stage, it is planned to produce about 100 modernized pickups annually. In the future, the number of “green” Corollas will grow to 200 pieces per year.
Representatives of the company emphasize that the converted cars will not compete with serial electric trucks. Corolla battery pickups are aimed exclusively at supporting small businesses.
Source: The Drive