Isuzu NRR EV Launched As Brand’s First Electric Truck8
Isuzu, the Japanese-based company that manufactures the Chevy Low Cab Forward for GM, has just debuted the Isuzu NRR EV, an all-electric variant of the NRR series truck.
Set to arrive in early 2024 as a 2025 model-year vehicle, the new NRR EV truck features a suite of changes as compared to the ICE-powered trucks, most notable being the all-electric powertrain. Isuzu offers the electrified truck with multiple battery pack configurations, starting with three packs for a combined capacity of 60 kWh and up to 80 miles of range, all the way to nine battery packs with a 180 kWh capacity and up to 235 miles of range on a single charge.
Besides the powertrain, the exterior was also updated to become more aerodynamic, thus resulting in a quieter cab and a more efficient truck overall. On the inside, the climate controls have been moved around and are now positioned in the instrument panel. Additionally the 2025 NRR EV is available with the optional Advanced Driver Assistance System package, which equips the all-electric truck with a bevy of safety technologies.
For those who may be wondering why this is significant news for General Motors, the answer is simple. As previously mentioned, GM bases the Chevy Low Cab Forward truck off the current Isuzu NRR pickup. This begs the question, will GM eventually launch its own all-electric version of the LCF? This is certainly a possibility.
As a reminder, the current Chevy Low Cab Forward is offered with three ICE powerplants, including the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, rated at 350 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque, the 5.2L I4 I1B turbodiesel, rated at 214 horsepower and 452 pound-feet of torque, and the Cummins 6.7L I6 LCB turbodiesel, rated at 260 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.
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Wow NRR is a step up from the entry level. HIgher GVW and payloads. Years ago I used sell both GMC & Isuzu full truck lines. The Isuzu cab is still the best around.
Isuzu -sounds like the jap name for the clap
Isuzu makes good stuff no doubt, worked onit many yrs, but anyone who has the idea of purchasing an ev isuzu needs to have their head checked. Dont buy it and they will stop pushing them to sell. Its a really bad idea all the way around.
These trucks are made for last mile delivery in metropolitan areas. Expensive to purchase, but far lower operating costs. Makes a lot of sense for certain operations.
So you have to buy one of these expensive trucks just to save gas on the “last mile”?
yep, its the thought of spending thousands to save pennies, its like when someone has a paid off car/truck yet goes in debt for 60k on a new one, higher insurance, just to save 4-8 mpg, makes absolutely no sense yet they think there saving so much money:) This ev craze is government thoughts on saving money, its a total scam. And those who think its not are the sheep that follow all the other sheep off the cliff. Insanity
Actually, you do ave a lot of money eventually. Delivery outfits will get the higher purchase price back quickly because trucks like these are much cheaper to operate than gas or diesel units. The math might not work for private ownership, but fleets are a much different story. Look how fast FedEx and Amazon are trying to go BEV. They study things like this to death, and wouldn’t do it unless the math works.
I agree with you to certain extent, Fedex and Amazon will get huge tax breaks and incentives from the government if they go along with this esg hogwash. So yes the math is right to a certain extent. There gonna save huge money up front with the write off and the tax incentives that environmentally friendly vehicles get, but when those things start giving problems its gonna be costly. These companies math doesnt always make sense in the way most people would think. They arent planning for 5yrs from now, there just thinking of the money there gonna save in the first couple. Now an individual wouldnt exactly benefit from this, fedex and amazon would own so many it does make sense, so to speak. They no longer buy assets for how long there gonna last or how dependable there gonna be, its all a numbers game for the first couple of years for them. These companies also play games with money me or you cannot. Its a shell game, the evs are just there to make there math work how they want it to.