Morgan Olson and EAVX celebrate development milestone in next-generation PROXIMA step van with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

Morganolson Proxima Mt50e 2024

Sturgis, MI (March 6, 2024) – Morgan Olson has achieved another innovation milestone in developing the next-generation walk-in step van: Proxima. This version of Proxima has evolved with a new, radically streamlined body design EAVX – the innovation hub for JB Poindexter & Co.

The next-generation step van Proxima features a number of innovative body design highlights from Morgan Olson, including:

Inside the cab and throughout the vehicle, Proxima features new, integrated technology options that are designed to enhance driver ergonomics, safety and efficiency – starting with its award-winning VX Control system.

In addition, Morgan Olson’s Proxima includes an impressive number of driver-assistance and safety technologies from EAVX, including:

“Proxima embodies a holistic and forward-thinking approach to the future of commercial vehicles, promoting sustainability, safety, and operational excellence,” said EAVX President Mark Hope. “The next-generation walk-in step van demonstrates how we continue to enhance its design and features and why it’s such a game-changer in the industry, offering a comprehensive package tailored for fleets aiming for optimal performance and innovation.

Morgan Olson’s President and CEO Mike Ownbey shares, “It’s an exciting time for Morgan Olson, EAVX and Freightliner Custom Chassis to collaborate on this newest version of Proxima, especially as we prepare to deploy the first units for customer evaluation and testing in late 2024 or early 2025.”

The EV and ICE versions of Proxima introduced at Work Truck Week are riding on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) products with the EV version powered by FCCC’s MT50e all-electric chassis. FCCC’s MTG 6.6L gas chassis powers the ICE version and features direct fuel-injection technology and state-of-the-art Allison six-speed transmission.

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