Pack Mule uses a 3-phase AC induction motor that provides up to 40% greater efficiency than its DC counterparts. It creates significantly more torque, faster acceleration, and—since it has no mechanical connections and is sealed, protecting it from dust and debris—it’s maintenance free. These are the same reasons that Tesla and all other major auto makers producing electric vehicles are using AC motors.
For years, AC power has been an expensive, added-cost option on electric utility vehicles. By focusing on AC power we've succeeded in eliminating the upgrade cost and have created our most powerful, safest and most reliable vehicle to date.
Here are a few more reasons why Pack Mule’s new NXG Series of AC vehicles is better, some directly and others indirectly attributable to the use of AC.
Pack Mule made AC power standard on all its vehicles to improve performance, lengthen component life, reduce maintenance, and increase safety.
While the AC motor itself enhances run time by 20% to 40%, the Pack Mule’s AC system enables enhanced regenerative braking, programmability and control of operation that boost the Pack Mule NXG advantage further to up to around 100% more run time. This provides everyday benefits, such as fewer interruptions in operations to charge the vehicle. And, since all batteries have a limited number of charge cycles, fewer charges per day means longer battery life. Since Pack Mule vehicles generally last well beyond 10 years, the savings in battery replacement costs alone could be in the range of $1,600-$3,200 over the life of each vehicle.
Because AC motors can be controlled more effectively by on-board computers, they can ensure smoother stops and changes of direction. This makes the vehicle safer for both the operator and the cargo.
Pack Mule’s decision to offer state-of-theart AC power on its entire line of new NXG vehicles at no extra charge is indeed revolutionary. When combined with Pack Mule’s other market leading features, there is no reason a serious user should ever choose an electric industrial vehicle other than the Pack Mule NXG:
- 245 amp hour batteries (vs. industry standard of 185-210 amp hour batteries)
- Load range C tires (vs. industry standard load range B tires) which are safer and allow for much higher psi inflation, reducing roll friction and increasing runtime.
- Sealed transaxle, wheels, and motor requiring no maintenance.
- Industry leading 3-year warranty with no hours of use limit (vs. industry standard 2 year warranty).