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ZM Trucks Displays Electric Fleet in North American Debut

The company unveiled five models expected to be available by the end of the year.

ZM Trucks made its North American debut this week at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Las Vegas.
ZM Trucks made its North American debut this week at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Las Vegas.
ZM Trucks

ZM Trucks, a new zero-emissions commercial truck brand, made its North American debut this week at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Las Vegas.

A subsidiary of Japan's ZO Motors, ZM Trucks unveiled five models in the Class 4, 5, 6 and "baby8" segments. They are expected to be commercially available by the end of the year. 

In a statement, Joost de Vries, CEO of ZM Trucks, said, "ZM Trucks isn't your typical untested startup. As a subsidiary of ZO Motors Tokyo, our zero-emissions vehicles are grounded in proven and reliable technology, as well as solid funding and access to supply chain resources and partnerships that would be out of reach for most brands starting out."

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    The trucks are assembled in North America and provide 20 kW AC charging solutions and standard DC charging options. A standard 220v/100a circuit will allow for overnight charging. 

    The trucks are designed with clean back-of-cab and chassis rails, enabling efficient and easy upfit solutions. 

    The new trucks include: 

    • The ZM4, a Class 4 Battery Electric Van with a unibody design, high payload and 132 kWh HV battery. It has a 150-mile range and a 5,730-pound payload.
    • The ZM8a Class 6 Battery Electric Vehicle which, has a 160-mile range and 12,900-pound payload. 
    • The ZM8FCEV, a Class 6 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle with a 186-mile range and a payload of 13,560 pounds. 
    • The ZM22a Class 8 Battery Electric Vehicle with 264 kWh in-frame HV batteries and a two-speed, dual motor e-Axle capable of 500 kW peak power. It has a 162-mile range and a 34,060-pound payload. 
    • The ZM22 FCEV, a Class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle with the same proven e-Axle as the battery electric ZM22 and supported by a 60 kWh in-frame HV battery. It has a 311-mile range and a 34,720-pound payload.

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