Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced its first all-electric production model, the N-Series EV Class 5 truck, featuring a full 19,500-pound gross vehicle weight rating, a battery electric platform developed by Isuzu Motors Limited and an all-new cab design.
“The N-Series EV is a game-changer, not only for us, but for our dealers and our customers,” says Shaun C. Skinner, president, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada. “We have always prided ourselves on offering a variety of powertrains to meet the needs of our owners. As we look at the regulatory landscape ahead of us, we know that the demand for a medium-duty truck powered by electricity is going to increase dramatically. And we will be ready, with the first electric production Class 5 low cab forward truck in the U.S. and Canadian marketplace.”
From Isuzu Commercial Truck of America:
- Every N-Series EV will be powered by a number of 20-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery packs. Customers will be able to choose from three-, five-, seven- and nine-battery pack models.
- The 2025 N-Series EV will feature a redesigned cab with revised exterior styling and a new interior. It will be the first truck to feature Isuzu’s global “Cross Flow” design language that will eventually be applied to all Isuzu trucks in the U.S. and Canada markets.
- The steering wheel hub will contain switches that operate the multi-information display, audio system, cruise control, hands-free phone calling and more.
- The new EV series will also include distance alert system, which notifies the driver when the front of the Isuzu truck is within a certain distance of the vehicle ahead; forward vehicle start notification, which notifies the driver when the vehicle in front of the Isuzu truck has moved forward a certain distance; and mis-acceleration mitigation, which helps prevent or lessen the severity of accidents caused by mistaken accelerator pedal depression.
“With the addition of the NRR EV to our lineup, Isuzu will offer the most diverse range of engines and fuel sources in our history,” Skinner says. “By giving our customers a choice of power, we are giving them the power of choice.”