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Zeus displays Terex all-electric bucket truck on CARB-ready chassis

May 2, 2023
The debut of the all-electric bucket truck is the first signal of the company's readiness to bring their GEN 3 and GEN 4 all-electric trucks to market.

Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc., an electric work truck chassis manufacturer, is showcasing an all-electric bucket truck concept at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo 2023 in Zeus’ booth #5911. The 19,500-lb. GVWR truck features a custom-engineered Reading Truck Classic II service body and a Terex Hi-Ranger LT40 aerial device upfitted to the Class 5 Zeus Z-19 Electric Smart Chassis.

The all-electric bucket truck and its Zeus Z-19 platform is currently the only vocational Class 5 chassis awarded an executive order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB EO) and related  Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) funding eligibility, the company stated.

Read more:  Mack launches MD Electric for Classes 6 & 7

“When this truck is ready for the market, we expect to be right there with Zeus,” said Joe Caywood, director of marketing and product manager for Terex Utilities. “The Hi-Ranger LT40 aerial device is powered by a Terex HyPower SmartPTO system by Viatec, an ePTO solution that powers the outriggers and all aerial boom functions at 28.8 kwh and is independent of the vehicle power source.”

J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. business units, The Reading Truck Group, and EAVX, its innovation hub, provided the service body for the all-electric truck on display.

Alongside the bucket truck, a Class 5 Zeus Z-19 all-electric Marion Body Works box truck is also on display in the Zeus booth, where a team from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles can also discuss its collaboration with Zeus.

“Fleet transition to electrification is a complex and long-term process, but we can mitigate these impacts by demonstrating solutions that address additional power capacity,” said Jim Steffes, vice president of business development and strategy for Zeus. “High-powered tools draw greater current, often in short bursts, causing additional thermal loads and decreased capacity. Power, payload, and performance are equally important to fleets and other industry stakeholders, and we’re working with Terex and Reading Truck to address all of these.”

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