As confirmed by Drive newspaper, Isuzu will launch the pure electric Isuzu D-Max pickup truck in 2025. The first market the vehicle will be targeted at will be Norway, where the company sells half of the pickup segment. After this there is Thailand. ,
The sales of this car model in Vietnam are not good as it always remains in the group of 10 cars sold at least monthly.
Temporarily, the host brand doesn’t say much about the pure electric Isuzu D-Max project. According to Drive, the car may use the E-Max name to differentiate itself from the original diesel-powered D-Max.
The vehicle’s powertrain may be borrowed from Isuzu’s truck business division. That configuration uses a single electric motor with 201 horsepower and 370Nm torque instead of the D-Max’s 3.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine.
One advantage of this configuration is that it is much easier to implement on regular cars because it still uses a regular crankshaft and rear axle drive differential like an engine-powered car. To complete a small part of the “conversion” process, Isuzu needs to replace the engine with an electric battery and a motor to replace the fuel tank.
Another notable detail revealed by Isuzu is that they are also developing alternative transmission options for the electric version. Configurations considered by the company include plug-in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell.
With a launch date of 2025, the pure electric Isuzu D-Max will have an advantage over competitors in the same segment.
The Ford Ranger won’t have a pure electric version before 2028. The Toyota Hilux will have a pure electric version at least until the above milestones, if not later.
The Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara, if they have pure electric versions, will only fall at the “end of the decade” mark as confirmed by the parent brands.