Electric truck specialist JAC Auto has made two key appointments, as it enters Australia’s evolving commercial sector with a trio of pure EV workhorses.
With a market-leading line-up of silent and tailpipe emissions-free delivery trucks available with four GVM options, JAC is uniquely placed to tap into demand for greener last-mile logistics solutions – bringing silent and fume-free driving characteristics and zero tailpipe emissions.
That’s not to mention up to 50% lower operating costs and 30% lower maintenance costs compared to traditional diesel offerings.
Tim Wheatstone joins JAC Auto as National Operations Manager, bringing to the table more than three decades of automotive industry experience, including more than 20 years working for major OEMs Mack, Volvo Trucks and SAIC Motor, parent of the MG and LDV brands.
Meanwhile Adrian Ho joins the business as National Fleet Manager. Previous to joining JAC, Adrian spent six years working for the market’s top-selling light commercial brand Toyota, handling key state and federal government, local council, and utilities accounts.
JAC Electric Trucks will initially be sold through three highly credentialed dealers in Australia’s three biggest markets: JAC Motors West End in NSW, JAC Motors Melbourne, and JAC Motors Springwood in Queensland.
The JAC Auto all-electric truck range includes the N55 in 4.5-tonne and 5.5-tonne GVMs, the former being driveable with a car license, as well as the N75 (7.5 tonne GVM) and the N90 (9.0-tonne GVM).
This broad range of EV trucks sets JAC Auto apart and reinforces the brand’s dedication to providing a comprehensive range of options tailored to various needs and industries.
With driving ranges of around 200km per charge, each is ideal for last-mile urban logistics, and can be easily recharged back at base (Type 2 AC and CCS DC ) between shifts.
Key features include regenerative braking to cut wear-and-tear on pads, pedestrian collision alert, and occupant airbags. JAC’s EV trucks use long-lasting lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, which in the N75 and N90 are supplied by the world’s biggest EV battery maker, CATL.
JAC Auto electric trucks are now available for inspection and test drive, with a further 25 units of the N55 due to begin shipping on October 12, shortly followed by preliminary supply of the N75 and N90 in November.
“JAC Auto is primed to electrify Australia’s light truck market with a revolutionary offering including three different GVMs and state-of-the-art technologies,” said CEO of Australian operations Jason Pecotic.
“As we embark on the growth of this business, we’re excited to be joined by a growing team of experts in their field, and to provide an environmentally friendly last-mile delivery solution across multiple tonnages.”
Over the next few months, JAC Auto will continue to reveal more information. In the meantime, please reach out to the company for any questions or more product information.