A battery-electric solution enabling zero-emissions performance in an extensive range of market segments. E1 is based on a dependable, proven cutaway package, but with better durability & efficiency, and simplified maintenance.
Engineered for Upfitting, Electrified for Fleets
A familiar platform gets even easier to utilize with the advantage of EV packaging, and lower operating costs with reduced maintenance. With 158-inch (4,013mm) or 176-inch (4,470mm) wheelbases available, E1 also has the flexibility to meet your upfitting needs.
With 113kW of energy storage, and proven by over 20 million miles of service, Optimal’s partnership with Proterra provides our products with the best performance & reliability, all from right here in the USA.
With 280 kW of propulsion on tap and 1700 Nm of instant EV torque, E1 can reach a top speed of 70 mph (112 kph) and has 30% gradeability*.
*at GVWR of 14,500 lb (6577 kg)
Secured Power Electronics
Another first in the industry: our products feature 100% of the power electronics, including the battery, motor, driveline, motor controllers, and power/cooling lines, in between the chassis rails while also protecting the vehicle’s critical components.
Nothing is more comforting than familiarity – except for the smooth, quiet power delivery of EV propulsion in an optimized chassis. With E1, you can have both, with an electric powertrain silently integrating with the convenience of OEM instrument cluster & controls.
|Continuous Torque||Peak Torque||Continuous Power||Peak Power||Voltage Range|
|1000 Nm||1700 Nm||170 kW||280 kW||300 - 750 vdc|
|Ford Chassis Platform||E-450|
|Miles of Range||~125+|
|Proterra Battery||113 kWh|
|Traction Motor||280 kW|
|Max Speed||~70 mph / 112 kph|
|Shift Mechanism||Push Button|