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Isuzu confirms battery electric truck for Brisbane show

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05 May, 2023

Following its recent global launch, Isuzu Australia reveals new N Series EV will appear exclusively on the Australian market leader’s stand at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has confirmed a Japanese production spec of the brand’s recently released global zero emission battery electric truck platform will make its Australian debut at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show.

In what is a significant event for the Australian truck market leader, the N Series EV will appear exclusively on the Isuzu Trucks stand at the show being held from May 18-21 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

IAL’s Chief of Strategy Grant Cooper says showcasing the landmark, next-generation model for an Australian audience hungry for zero emissions solutions is a key priority for the brand.

“This is of course the very first Isuzu factory-developed zero emission battery electric production model and coming from one of the globe’s top truck manufacturers, this is an amazing opportunity for Isuzu Australia, our many customers and indeed the trucking community more broadly,” he says.

“The model we’ll have on display in Brisbane is the ‘world’ model, coming direct from Japan after its international premiere only a few short weeks ago.

“Understandably, we’re thrilled to be able to receive such a vanguard product here in Australia and formally introduce it to the Australian truck market.”

The N Series EV was launched alongside a full model change of the light-duty N and medium-duty F Series range of trucks in early March

The N Series EV was launched alongside a full model change of the light-duty N and medium-duty F Series range of trucks in early March, signalling a new era of model line-up under the theme of ‘Choose Your Future.’

The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) model portfolio ranges from standard cab models of less than 3.5 tonnes in GVW to wide-cab models of up to 7.5 tonnes in GVW.

The standard-cab model houses two battery packs with a 40kWh capacity, the high-cab three battery packs with a 60kWh capacity, and the wide-cab five battery packs with 100kWh capacity.

The broader ‘Choose Your Future’ moniker encapsulates Isuzu Motors Limited’s (IML) technology agnostic approach to achieving the company’s stated goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions from its commercial vehicle product range by 2050.

Given the diverse variety of industries and markets the company’s products operate in, a range of different drivetrain technologies will be required to satisfy the broad array of end user applications and meet this objective. 

Perhaps most intriguing is Isuzu’s introduction of a modular approach to its product development platform, with an eye to the future.

IML is taking a technology agnostic approach to achieving its goal of achieving net zero from its commercial vehicle product range by 2050

IML says the BEV models will share as many operational components and layouts as possible with diesel models to provide compatibility with the rear bodies of diesel trucks so as to allow customers to smoothly start using BEVs without sacrificing convenience.

“What will be fascinating to see play-out is Isuzu’s introduction of a modular architecture and component standard. Essentially, this allows for the optimal merging of components, parts and devices to fulfill various needs and applications, all in anticipation of new and emerging technologies coming to the fore,” Cooper says.

“This is certainly a new and exciting way of tackling product development for Isuzu and combines the best of both worlds – existing commercial vehicle realities and the benefits of future tech.”

The team from Isuzu Trucks will be on hand throughout the breadth of the Brisbane Truck Show to answer queries about the N Series EV or anything else Isuzu.

For those after a more in-depth presentation on the N Series EV and how it could benefit their business transport operations, Grant Cooper and the Isuzu Product team will be conducting a detailed walkaround of the display model at the Brisbane Truck Show from 2:30pm on May 18, 2023 at the Isuzu Trucks stand.

Location: Stand 52, Hall 2


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