Who doesn’t want to spend their working day in a quiet, smooth environment? Electric trucks provide a tranquil cabin that makes it easy for drivers to concentrate on the road. Plus, quiet power makes it easy to communicate with others at the worksite – like from an elevated bucket to workers on the ground. Plus, there’s no learning curve that must be mastered before driving. In fact, International® Truck has engineered the eMV™ Series to perform in a similar fashion to that of the diesel-powered MV™ Series. The only technique drivers should become familiar with in order to maximize range would be utilizing regenerative braking. Also referred to as “one pedal driving” – this feature slows down the truck when the driver lifts their foot off the accelerator. The regenerative braking system takes over, and instead of using the brakes, the system slows the vehicle while sending supplemental power to the batteries. In the eMV there are three levels of regenerative braking (or the system can be turned off altogether - good for coasting downhill, for example), allowing the driver to choose the mode they feel most comfortable with. This feature is perfect for stop-and-go driving and has the added benefit of extending the life of the standard brakes. You only need the standard brakes to bring the vehicle to a complete stop.