Emerald Automotive t-001 hybrid electric cargo van

It’s not a very long video – but luckily I did have my camcorder out as we passed this flatbed the other day. Video was taken heading southbound on Interstate 55. Not sure why flatbed was heading southbound when this vehicle is supposed to be manufactured in Hazelwood, Mo. I’d venture a guess from license plate this vehicle is coming over from Britain. Emerald Automotive is a US subsidiary of a British company who are just getting operations started here in United States. From what I’ve read – US production may not have started yet. Which would explain why this hybrid electric cargo van was heading southbound.

Emerald Automotive t-001 runs similar to a Chevy Volt. Both run on battery power for a certain amount of miles. When the batteries energy depletes a gas, diesel or biofuel ( biodiesel and E85 are examples ) engine kicks in to run as a generator to recharge battery pack. This type of setup is sometimes called a Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or an extended range hybrid. There are other Plug-in hybrids on market – the Volt is what I would consider best known right now.

From what I’ve read the Emerald Automotive t-001 will run 66 miles on battery power only. After that a gas or diesel engine starts running as a generator to replenish battery pack. When pack is fully charged – this cargo van works off batteries again. Vehicle runs from an electric motor at all times. Sixty-six miles of all electric range is about 30 miles more than what Chevy Volt provides. These EV miles reduce fuel consumption and reduce operating cost. It’s much cheaper to “fuel” up using an electricity provider versus what you pay for a gallon of gas. You could recharge this cargo van several times for the cost of 1 gallon of fossil fuel.

“The 25kwh lithium ion battery pack can be recharged from a 3 phase power supply in 2-3 hours. Top speed of 80mph.”

I would assume EV miles might be reduced depending on weight of what is being transported. Although range estimates may include cargo van being fully loaded at capacity.

I’d guess – truck shown above was heading to a Emerald Automotive facility in Hazelwood, Mo. Either as a demonstrator vehicle, an educational tool for new employees or to fulfill an order.

Electric car charging stations Roadside Assistance After Market Parts Service Bulletins Manuals Solar power

Solar phone chargers battery packs flash lights LED light bulbs Solar panels Tankless water heaters Water barrels

Book your hotel plane rail ticket car rental vacation cruise business trip

Electric Bike Bicycles Electric Foldable Recumbent Tricycle Motocross Bikes Scooters

Electric car videos photos educational resources

Tesla Model S Roadster Superchargers Store locations videos photos articles

My Chevy Volt videos and photos

My Nissan LEAF videos and photos

My Mitsubishi i-MiEV videos and photos

My Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar videos and photos

My Comuta Car videos and photos

All electric BMW i3 Seattle

Electric Cars in EV Town Normal Illinois

My Electric Chevrolet Spark EV videos

Emerald Automotive t-001 hybrid electric cargo van

Emerald Automotive t-001 hybrid electric cargo van Advanced Hybrid Drive Train

Electric delivery Driving the t-001 RE-EV prototype van

Jim McKelvey Wikipedia

McKelvey joins board of Emerald Auto

Emerald Automotive plans to roll on without federal loan

Emerald Automotive to produce delivery vans in Hazelwood

Job posting launched at Emerald Automotive in Hazelwood

Emerald Automotive (who?) wants to build hybrid delivery van in Missouri

EV Low Operating Costs Make EVs Cheaper, Especially Useful for Fleet Operators

British automotive group plans for plant site in Hazelwood

Emerald Automotive t-001 is UK’s new extended-range plug-in delivery van

Who’s Giving “Green” to Emerald Automotive

Emerald Shifting Into High Gear In 2012

Emerald Automotive to launch dedicated fleet hybrid van

Emerald Automotive Releases Photos of Hybrid Delivery Van Fleet

What’s In An Emerald Automotive Hybrid Van

Hybrid vehicle drivetrain Wikipedia

HeatAndCool brings you the best and most efficient air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems in the world! Shop Now!

Rear View Safety's Backup Camera System with Integrated Rear Sensors

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.