The latest electric vehicle startup to enter the commercial fleet market, an outfit based in Los Angeles called Harbinger Motors, will show its product Wednesday at the show.
The company, led by a team of engineers and executives who have experience at other new-era startups, such as Canoo, Faraday Future and Coda Automotive, plans to launch an electric chassis cab by the end of next year.
Chassis cabs are bought by fleet operators and then sent to upfitters for fitment of bodies. They underpin ambulances, delivery vans, garbage trucks, tow trucks and other types of work vehicles.
Harbinger has developed in-house an electric axle that packages the electric motor with the inverter and gearbox in a single unit.
The 800-volt battery pack is liquid-cooled and designed to use cells from the customer's manufacturer of choice.
Harbinger says the chassis should last 20 years or about 450,000 miles.