Phoenix Motorcars, which was just lately acquired by SPI Power, a supplier of photovoltaic and EV options, has delivered two all-electric Z500 Class 4 utility vehicles to the Port of Oakland, certainly one of California’s largest ports.
The Z500 utility vehicles have been constructed at Phoenix’s Ontario, California facility. They’re based mostly on the Ford E-450 chassis with a Knapheide KUV physique. Every has a 105 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which delivers as much as 110 miles of vary, and is able to DC quick charging. Phoenix additionally put in two 50 kW quick chargers on the port facility.
The vehicles are geared up with a number of storage compartments, strobe lights and different typical equipment, providing the identical performance as legacy gasoline or diesel vehicles. In accordance with Phoenix, the electrical drivetrain reduces upkeep prices by 75% and gasoline prices by 80%.
“The zero-emission utility truck is a singular product that has discovered favor with cities, massive institutions like ports, and small unbiased contractors,” stated Xiaofeng Peng, CEO of SPI Power. “Our all-electric chassis for vehicles is very customizable, and we provide a number of physique kinds, together with electrical flatbed vehicles, work vehicles, supply vehicles, refrigerated vehicles and shuttle buses.”