Electric LSV gets range, performance boost


For operations that need a nimble mode of transportation around the jobsite, Tropos Motors has released an extended range version of its electric ABLE XR.

Powered by a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the ABLE XR sports four times more range – up to 160 miles – compared to the standard ABLE configurations.

Tropos Motors CEO John Bautista says the uptick in performance comes from an improved lithium battery pack.

“The extra energy provided by the new lithium batteries makes [extended range at higher speeds with heavy payloads] possible, as well as power for auxiliary features such as air conditioning, cooking equipment and medical devices,” he says.

With the largest capacity battery pack on low-speed vehicle (LSV) market, the ABLE XR can travel up in excess of 45 miles per hour, and up to 160 miles (at 25 mph), as well as tow a max of 2000 pounds on public roads, or 3000 pounds on closed campuses. The lithium battery provides enough power to air conditioning systems.

Like the standard ABLE eCUVs, the ABLE XR has the ability to swap bed packages in minutes, and a load sensing brake proportioning system, hill-hold, reinforced doors, full length steel chassis and a driver side airbag.

The ABLE XR and standard chassis accommodates a variety of bed packages, from box truck and flatbed to sweeper and first responder vehicles for fire fighting and delivering emergency medical services. Both are also compatible with the ABLE Easy-Swap option, which allows for customers to change out their bed packages and transform the ABLE to suit various activities, throughout the day, week or year.

The vehicles are designed for corporate, fleet, first-responder, agriculture, last-mile delivery and construction applications.