ISUZU Australia Limited (IAL) has confirmed it will preview its new Global Truck EV platform at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show from 18 May.
The production-ready global zero-emissions battery electric truck platform will make its debut at the Southern Hemisphere’s largest auto industry event in what IAL says is “an important event for with the Australian truck market leader”.
The N Series EV went on display globally alongside a complete makeover of the N Series light and midsize F Series trucks in early March, signaling what IAL calls a “new era” for branch.
IAL says the push for electrification is part of the company’s stated goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions from its commercial vehicle lineup by 2050.
That’s a statement IAL made with the view that “a range of different powertrain technologies will be required to meet the wide range of end-user applications” that manufacturers have, “based on diverse industries and markets” in which it operates.
Still, the N Series EV is a promising step in the right direction. The Japanese manufacturer says its latest model encapsulates four key themes in moving towards future road traffic, including carbon neutrality, driver comfort, safety and capability. connect.
Key to this development was the installation of a modular product development platform that could potentially underpin future models, including the larger F Series.
“Of course, this is the first zero-emission electric battery production model developed by the Isuzu factory and coming from one of the world’s leading truck manufacturers, which is a great opportunity for Isuzu Australia, many of our customers and indeed the trucking community at large,” said IAL Chief Strategy Officer Grant Cooper.
“The model we will show in Brisbane is a ‘world’ model, imported directly from Japan after its international launch just a few weeks ago. Understandably, we are delighted to be able to acquire such a pioneering product in Australia and officially introduce it to the Australian truck market.
“What’s interesting to watch in the play-out is Isuzu’s introduction of a modular architecture and component standards. Essentially, this allows for optimal consolidation of components, parts, and devices to meet different needs and applications, all in order to stay ahead of new and emerging technologies,” he said. Cooper commented.
“This is definitely a new and exciting way to tackle product development for Isuzu and combine the best of both worlds – current commercial vehicle realities and the benefits of technologies in future.”
The Brisbane Truck Show takes place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center from 18 to 21 May. An in-depth presentation of the N Series EV at 2:30pm on opening day.