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New Tropos Motors Lithium-Ion Powered ABLE XR Triples Industry Range of Electric Compact Utility Vehicles while Raising the Driver Safety Benchmark

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New Tropos Motors Lithium-Ion Powered ABLE XR Triples Industry Range of Electric Compact Utility Vehicles while Raising the Driver Safety Benchmark

Top speed also increased through new battery system in zero-emission, street legal vehicles, to give customers expanded functionality for a full day's work.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to lead the street-legal, electric low-speed vehicle (LSV) market in the United States, Tropos Motors has released the new eXtended Range, ABLE XR. Powered by a 26 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the ABLE XR sports four times more range of up to 160 miles, compared to the standard ABLE configurations, and nearly three times farther than its closest competition in the eCUV (electric compact utility vehicle) market. 

With the largest capacity battery pack of LSVs on the market, the Tropos ABLE XR can travel up to 45+ mph, 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.

"Without the new lithium battery pack, none of this would be possible", said John Bautista founder and CEO of Tropos Motors. "Our customers are looking for eCUVs that can travel farther at higher speeds or farther with heavy payloads. The extra energy provided by the new lithium batteries makes this possible, as well as power for auxiliary features such as air conditioning, cooking equipment and medical devices."

With the largest capacity battery pack of LSVs on the market, the ABLE XR can travel up to 45+ mph, 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 also provides enough power to air conditioning systems to keep drivers cool and comfortable during warmer weather. Like the standard ABLE eCUVs, the ABLE XR has  the shortest turning radius in its class, the ability to swap bed packages within minutes, and a load sensing brake proportioning system, hill-hold, reinforced doors, full length steel chassis, and a driver side airbag.

"At Tropos, driver safety is our top priority," continued Bautista. "From airbags, to reinforced doors and enhanced bumpers, the ABLE XR offers more safety features than any other eCUV on the market today."

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 Tropos Motors eLSVs will be on exhibit at Electrification '18, August 20-23, 2018 at booth #609, including the ABLE Trades bed package. This hard-working, fully electric truck is designed to meet the needs of facilities crews, maintenance crews, commercial fleets and small business.

The Tropos ABLE XR is slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2018. For more information and to place an order please visit http://troposmotors.com.

About Tropos Motors

Tropos Motors, Inc. is based in Silicon Valley and manufacturers and distributes all-electric, street-legal vehicles, specializing in utility eLSVs (electric low-speed vehicles) and trucks. These vehicles are designed for corporate, fleet, first-responder, agriculture, last-mile delivery and construction applications. Tropos employs the latest EV technology, experienced engineering and modern design aesthetics. The Tropos Motors ABLE is a full line of durable, versatile and available eCUVs (electric Compact Utility Vehicles) capable of handling large payloads and towing capacities, while also operating in extremely tight quarters with a short wheelbase and turning radius. Tropos Motors eCUVs can be operated indoors, outdoors and off-road. Available in countless configurations, their trucks are ready to work as hard as you do, no matter the job. For more information, please visit http://troposmotors.com.

Media Contact:
Technica Communications for Tropos Motors
Lisa Ann Pinkerton
408-806-9626
lpinkerton@technicacommunications.com

 

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