BLK Auto NZ to distribute JAC battery-powered trucks

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 21, 2022

Specialist vehicle importer and distributor BLK Auto NZ will distribute the JAC range of battery-electric trucks ahead of trials with major logistics companies.

Two JACN55EV trucks are currently in Auckland, with a further 10 trucks enroute for distribution and sale – expected to arrive in New Zealand in the coming months.

To incentivise sales, BLK has put together a $40,000 bonus package including a Box Body worth $25,000, and a 20kW 3Phase 32Amp CCS2 charger worth $15,000 with every truck sold.

The JACN55EV truck boasts a 90 minute 0% to 100% charge time, a GVM of 5500kg and a driving range of 185 to 200km on a single charge.

Globally, there are more than 10,000 of the JACN55EV trucks in use, with major fleet companies such as PepsiCo, DHL and Electrolux seeking to incorporate them into fleets.

More JAC vehicles will be brought to the Australian and New Zealand markets in coming years, including the highly anticipated 4×4 dual cab pick up, which is expected to achieve a 5-star ANCAP rating.

“With more than 10,000 units currently on roads around the world, the JACN55EV is incredibly popular with fleet companies and governments, and for good reason,” said Jason Pecotic, managing director of BLK Auto.

“It’s fast, 1.5-hour charging time, and up to 200km-per-charge range, makes it a very competitive carbon-neutral truck.

“The EV transition is well and truly underway in New Zealand, and it is vitally important that companies take a collaborative approach to meet the future needs of New Zealand transport and logistics operators, and in a way that provides customers full turn-key solutions,” he said.

Pecotic said BLK Auto NZ is in the final throes of appointing a national dealer network to support the JAC EV range in New Zealand

“It’s exciting to be part of New Zealand’s carbon-neutral journey, and to work with the key partners who can make it possible.”