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Auto Tech Outlook | Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Michael Patterson, CEO

The Battle-Ready Electric provides the same level of comfort, visibility, and dependability as the LET2 powered by CNG or diesel, but with lower maintenance costs, reduced noise, and no carbon emissions.

FREMONT, CA: Battle Motors, a leading developer of Electric Vehicle (EV) technology, has acquired commercial vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Crane Carrier Company (CCC). Battle Motors recently acquired Crane Carrier Company, which was founded by Michael Patterson, the founder of Romeo Power, Paul Marsolan, co-founder and former CTO of InAuth, and Nick Sampson, co-founder of Faraday Future and former head of vehicle engineering at Tesla.

“We are combining the best of last century’s severe duty diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) technology with best-in-class EV technology to produce full electric trucks for the marketplace,” says Mr. Patterson, CEO of Battle Motors and Crane Carrier. Patterson continues, “There has been minimal movement and very little fundamental innovation in this space, the merging together of a traditional mainstay of the industry with an innovative and highly advanced technology company will generate a radical shift in this important sector of the transportation industry.”

CCC, headquartered in New Philadelphia, Ohio, has been producing commercial vehicles for 75 years and has 180 sales and service dealers throughout North America. Under the Battle Motors Company and Crane Carrier Company Engineered Chassis names, Crane Carrier Company provides custom, severe-service chassis and purpose-built vehicles for refuse and recycling, infrastructure repair, ground support, multistop delivery, agriculture, and oil and gas industries. A total of 200 people will work for the merged company.

New Philadelphia Mayor, Joel Day, says the company’s vision will give a tremendous boost to the local economy, “Battle Motors is nearly tripling the size of the production facility in New Philadelphia from 125,000 sq. feet to 350,000 sq. feet to increase production. It is a perfect fit into the advanced manufacturing initiative underway in our county and the Eastern Ohio region.”

Paul Marsolan, CSO, says, “Our dealers and fleet managers are hungry for full battery electric vehicles and I’m confident that we will deliver the best EV trucks in the space, just like we do with our diesel and CNG vehicles.” 

This summer, Battle Motors will launch the Battle-Ready Class 8 severe duty full electric truck with 12 top-tier municipal customers. The Battle-Ready Electric provides the same level of comfort, visibility, and dependability as the LET2 powered by CNG or diesel, but with lower maintenance costs, reduced noise, and no carbon emissions. The first trucks will be available in standard and crew cab configurations and will be equipped for the front, rear, and automated side loader applications in the refuse and recycling space.

“We are elegantly packaging and integrating the best-in-class of today’s EV applied science with our own new innovations. This places our products at the forefront of EV technology to deliver customer focused breakthroughs in the space” adds Nick Sampson, CTO.

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