In principle, electrically powered vehicles like the Urban eTruck are like camels. They carry heavy loads and store the energy the need to keep going in a unique way. First off, we would like to do away with a common misconception: Camels store fat in their humps, not water. Nevertheless, they can drink up to 200 litres of water in 15 minutes without collapsing from overhydration. Thanks to these fat and water reserves, a camel can go without water or food for a whole three days while carrying loads weighing up to 450 kilograms. This is very similar to what the Urban eTruck can do with its modular lithium-ion battery concept, which enables the truck to transport loads of up to 12.8 tonnes for a distance of 200 kilometres without stopping to recharge.
There’s another thing it can do that camels can’t, and it delights operators who count every penny – thanks to the Truck2Grid energy management strategy, they can return the power stored in their batteries to the grid for other uses and users.