VCST’s e-drive solutions to be integrated in ATLIS’ EV platform
25 May, 2022
VCST will support the development ATLIS’ new full electric work truck. More specifically, our e-drive gearbox solutions will be integrated in the EV platform to increase efficiency, range and enhance driving dynamics and overall performance of the truck.
A new full electric work truck
The vehicle is known as the ATLIS XT and can be described as a purpose-built, fully electric truck designed to support people and fleet owners active in agriculture, service, utility and construction industries. ATLIS is a start-up mobility technology company that is dedicated to developing the e-truck together with the motors and batteries that will support it.
The pickup has a 500-mile range and relies on the ATLIS XP skateboard platform. The standard XP platform consists of two identical modular drive systems located in the front and rear of the vehicle, four traction motors, independent suspension, drive-by-wire technology and an ATLIS battery pack.
VCST provides single and multispeed e-drives and components for engines, transmission and electronic brake systems for global automotive manufacturers and Tier-1 suppliers. With our recent focus on electrification, we are happy to be involved in the development of a new full electric vehicle and apply our knowledge and expertise as a world-class automotive supplier of powertrain components.
“Our work with VCST represents another milestone in our commitment to build the kind of world-class supply chain we need to commercialize our XP platform and XT work truck,” said Mark Hanchett, CEO of Atlis Motor Vehicles. “VCST’s e-drive solutions are among those ATLIS will integrate into our product design so we can provide owners with the kind of reliable emissions-free performance characteristics they need to get their jobs done.”
More about the vehicle
As the pickup is designed for agriculture, service, utility and construction industries, it will offer best-in-class towing of 17,000 lbs. with a hitch and a max tow rating of 35,000 pounds with fifth wheel and gooseneck. XT configurations include service body upfits, 2-door or 4-door, 6.5-foot and 8-foot beds with dual rear wheel option, towing capabilities of 10,000 lbs., 14,000 lbs. and 17,000 lbs. XT owners will be able to choose from a 300, 400 or 500-mile battery pack that ranges from 125kWh up to 250kWh capacity and will fully charge in just 15 minutes using a 1.5 MW charging station.