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Isuzu Australia to debut new EV truck at Brisbane

The company says the exciting new announcement is in line with its broader energy ambitions to be completely carbon neutral by 2050.

Better late than never, the Japanese truck manufacturer and long-time sales leader in Australia has announced a new zero emissions electric truck platform to debut at the upcoming Brisbane truck show.

Isuzu says what is it branding the N Series EV will appear exclusively on the Isuzu Trucks stand at the Brisbane Truck Show from May 18-21 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

IAL’s Chief of Strategy, Grant Cooper, says showcasing the landmark, next generation model – for an Australian audience hungry for zero emissions solutions – had been a key priority for the brand.

“This is of course the very first Isuzu factory-developed zero emission battery electric production model and coming from one of the globe’s top truck manufacturers, this is an amazing opportunity for Isuzu Australia, our many customers and indeed the trucking community more broadly,” Cooper says. ​

“The model we’ll have on display in Brisbane is the ‘world’ model, coming direct from Japan after its international premiere only a few short weeks ago.

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 “Understandably, we’re thrilled to be able to receive such a vanguard product here in Australia and formally introduce it to the Australian truck market.”

The N Series EV was launched alongside a full model change of the light-duty N and medium-duty F Series range of trucks in early March, signalling a new era of model line-up under the theme of ‘Choose Your Future.’

Isuzu says the ‘Choose Your Future’ moniker encapsulates Isuzu Motors Limited’s technology agnostic approach to achieving the company’s stated goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions from its commercial vehicle product range by 2050.

Given the diverse variety of industries and markets the company’s products operate in, the company says a range of different drivetrain technologies will be required to satisfy the broad array of end user applications and meet this objective.

The recent world launch encapsulated four key themes – carbon neutrality, driver comfort, safety and connectivity. As well as a modular approach to its product development platform, with an eye to the future.

“What will be fascinating to see play-out is Isuzu’s introduction of a modular architecture and component standard. Essentially, this allows for the optimal merging of components, parts, and devices to fulfill various needs and applications, all in anticipation of new and emerging technologies coming to the fore,” Cooper says.

“This is certainly a new and exciting way of tackling product development for Isuzu and combines the best of both worlds – existing commercial vehicle realities and the benefits of future tech.

The team from Isuzu Trucks will be on hand throughout the breadth of the Brisbane Truck Show to answer any queries about the N Series EV or anything else Isuzu.

Grant Cooper and the Isuzu Product team will be conducting a detailed walkaround of the display model at the Brisbane Truck Show from 2:30pm on May 18, 2023 at the Isuzu Trucks stand (#52).  

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