Charge Automotive powers ahead with electric truck assembly plant

Charge Automotive has signed a 15-year lease on a site to build its new range of ‘affordable’ electric trucks for the UK marketplace.

The automotive technology firm will base its first assembly plant at a 111,560ft² warehouse at Banbury Cross, Oxfordshire – close to junction 11 of the M40 and with easy access to the Midlands, London and the Home Counties.

Trucks built at the site, which will range from 3.5-tonnes to 26-tonnes, will be ultra lightweight, autonomous ready, and comply with London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone and proposed Direct Vision Standard.

The company said it wants to “remove the barriers to entry” for electric vehicles by pricing the new trucks in line with conventional vehicles.