By RUSS MITCHELL | AUG 10, 2017 | 5:00 AM | SAN FRANCISCO
Chanje’s vision sounds a lot like Tesla’s: electric vehicles recharged via clean rooftop solar power.
But the new company has no interest in the automobile market. Instead, it's entering what it believes to be a lucrative niche in medium-duty electric trucks.
Few such trucks exist. Most medium-duty electric trucks are internal-combusion vehicles hand-converted to run on electric motors and batteries.
Chanje's trucks are not concept vehicles or prototypes. They're ready for sale, and the Los Angeles company plans to begin selling or leasing them within weeks.