Navistar Delivers first International eMV Series with ePower to Sysco

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Traton Group company in the USA, Navistar has announced the delivery of the first of its International brand eMV Series with ePower to Sysco, a leading global foodservice distribution company. Sysco operates in Ireland, having acquired Pallas Foods a few years ago. Thermo King supplies the electric refrigeration unit for the zero-emission rigid truck.

The International eMV Series was first introduced at ACT Expo in 2021. With the availability of the factory-installed ePower and electric power take-off (ePTO) electrical system options, fleets now have the ability to spec International eMV Series Class 6 and 7 battery electric trucks for additional market applications.

The ePower option pulls power directly from the electric vehicle’s battery pack and is the foundation for electric transport refrigeration unit (eTRU) applications. The eTRU is an especially important solution to help customers meet sustainability goals and regulatory requirements.

“We worked closely with transport refrigeration unit partner Thermo King and body builder Morgan Truck Body to ensure optimal integration of ePower,” said Debbie Shust, VP, Medium-Duty Truck Business, Navistar. “It’s a proud moment to be able to demonstrate this first eTRU in the market on an electric vehicle alongside Sysco.”

“As the global foodservice leader, Sysco is proud to partner with Navistar, Thermo King and Morgan Truck Body to pilot the first all-electric Class 6 refrigerated straight truck,” said Marie Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Sysco. “Collaboration with like-minded OEMs is required to further advance fleet electrification in our industry and meet our goal of reducing operational emissions by 27.5% by 2030.”