Magtec receives multi-million pound order from ETRUX

Commercial Motor
December 14, 2023


Magtec, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, has received a multi-million pound order from commercial vehicle conversion specialist ETRUX for its MEV75s.

The 7.5-tonne trucks are based on an Isuzu glider chassis paired with an electrified drivetrain. In its standard 80kWh form, the vehicle has a range up to 100km, can charge in around four hours, and has an expected lifespan of 10 years. 

After the MEV75 recently secured GB Small Series Approval earlier this year, ETRUX’s order is the largest the company has received. MEV75 is eligible for the government plug-in grant so operators can benefit from a reduced purchase price or lower monthly finance fees.

Andrew Gilligan, managing director of Magtec, said: “We are thrilled to be working with ETRUX and helping to meet increasing demand for zero emissions transport. We are very proud of the MEV75, which is the ideal solution for clean urban logistics operations.”

ETRUX converts commercial vehicles in Northern Ireland as well as operating a rental fleet from its base in Staffordshire. The company has developed a range of different bodies that can be fitted to the MEV75 for different applications. These include Luton, refrigerated, curtainsider and drop side options. 

Gerard Galvin, managing director of ETRUX (pictured), said: “We are hugely excited to be offering the MEV75 to fleet operators, which will help them to meet net zero targets. This groundbreaking agreement with Magtec signifies our commitment to the advancement of the market for electric commercial vehicles.”

ETRUX operates from a 100,000sq ft facility in County Antrim where it designs, manufactures, tests and delivers vehicles from. The company produces vehicles for the public and private sectors, converting and fitting everything from campers to 7.5-tonne trucks. These can be obtained through hire purchase, contract purchase, finance leasing, operating leases, contract hire and outright purchase agreements.

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