Balqon Corp., developer of electric drive systems, lithium battery systems and medium- to heavy-duty electric vehicles, announced the availability of its new Mule M100, a zero-emissions, all-electric on-road truck for use in inner-city deliveries and cargo transportation.

The Mule M100 was developed using Balqon’s proprietary heavy-duty electric vehicle drive system that includes complete power management, propulsion, and power conversion systems, which makes the Mule M100 more energy efficient than other medium-duty trucks with similar functionality, the manufacturer said.

With a top speed of 70 mpg, the Mule M100 can travel up to 100 mi. before having to recharge, making it ideal for daily, short-haul deliveries, Balqon said.

“The Mule M100 was designed to address our customers’ needs for a reliable, efficient and durable solution for on-road cargo transportation that expands beyond the heavy-duty, off-highway market,” said Balwinder Samra, president & CEO. “With fuel prices continuing to rise, we remain committed to continuing our leadership in innovative technologies and developing lower operating cost zero-emissions transportation solutions that are uniquely designed for each customer.”

In addition, the Mule M100 features a 24-ft. deck and 4-ton capacity to accommodate the pickup and delivery of beverages, packages and shipment of cargo for inner city deliveries. The vehicle fully recharges in three hours, allowing customers to increase the vehicle’s range with the opportunity of charging during the day.