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Morgan Olson has introduced the Storm Class 2 walk-on step van prototype.
“We build step vans for the world’s largest e-commerce, parcel package delivery companies every day, and fleet managers are seeing a shortage of DOT-licensed drivers,” says Rich Tremmel, Morgan Olson’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Morgan Olson has responded with this new step van under the 10,000 lb. GVWR benchmark; the design creates new driver opportunities, embraces new advanced driver safety technologies, and provides an automotive-like driving experience. Before the Storm, Class 2 choices were limited to cargo vans and cab chassis/cutaways. Morgan Olson’s Storm is clearing a new path for the thousands of customers, particularly in the commercial van segment, that have been forced to settle for a product that was fundamentally designed for consumer use.”
According to Morgan Olson, the Storm’s driver’s seat position provides a higher seated position compared to the lower seated position found in a cargo van driver seat, which the company says provides a more natural range of motion for package delivery route drivers making hundreds of stops each day.
Morgan Olson also revealed the Storm All-Electric, powered by BMWi technology with a coalition of chassis partners. This BMWi EV powertrain currently powers over 65,000 vehicles in Europe and is now being readied for the North American market.