Tesla Makes New Hires To Improve Delivery Experience

Tesla service centers continue to be overwhelmed, but improvements are reportedly on the way.

As we reported last month, the Tesla Model 3 has begun to strain resources for the all electric automaker. U.S. deliveries this quarter will be massively increased over 2017. However, the numbers of employees and service centers have not grown at the same pace as sales.

With the company’s amazing growth, these employees are unfortunately being stretched thin. In early August, many disappointed owners were informed by their Inside Delivery Advisors (IDA) that their vehicles did not pass quality check following a ‘strict inspection’. Based on statements by owners, most of the delays from July and August seem to be related to paint issues.

Elon Musk this week addressed the paint issue specifically:

Ultimately, this is the correct policy to make sure the vehicle does not reach the owner unless it meets a high standard of quality. But communication between Tesla and buyers will also need to improve.

Buyers in Texas that have paid for the car in full are often completely in the dark about when their vehicles will arrive. Some new owners are finding their deliveries delayed not once but multiple times. Occasionally these delays have occurred hours before scheduled delivery. This makes it difficult to plan for insurance, financing, and private vehicle sales. Typically, their IDA is unable to provide much in the way of guidance.

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Changes should be coming soon to the delivery process.

Despite all of these issues, InsideEVs expects yet another record month for Tesla deliveries in August. While some owners might be displeased with the buying process, it is not significantly deterring them. Once the car arrives, the problems usually fade into the background. But Tesla does seem to be working towards addressing complaints.

They have already begun to make some changes to improve the experience at service centers. The company plans for 80% of minor repairs to be handled by Tesla’s mobile service. Tesla is also attempting to reduce the delivery process to the press of a button.

Having large regional locations that focus only on deliveries would go a long way towards improving the entire process. Additional service centers and employees will also be necessary to smooth out the rough edges.

According to a report from Electrek, Tesla appears to be making moves toward some of these changes. Under the new Director of Field Delivery Operations, a restructuring is occurring to separate delivery and sales. East, West and Central delivery managers have been appointed, in addition to new delivery managers for, localized regions such as Texas.

The automaker is also looking to hire a large number of new employees. Over 100 delivery related positions are currently listed on Tesla’s career page. Many of the open positions are at the Fremont delivery center.

Hopefully this, in addition to the newly appointed delivery managers, is a sign of increased investment in the delivery center concept. As the Model 3 continues to grow in numbers, the rest of the country would benefit from a setup similar to Fremont and Marina Del Ray. Not only would this speed up the process for service and deliveries, but it should improve communication as well.

Source: Reddit, Tesla Motors ClubElectrek


Source: Electric Vehicle News

Pure Cycles Volta Review: modern and lightweight, this eBike is a perfect commuter

Working at 9to5Toys, I’ve been able to get my hands-on some pretty cool technology over the years. As trends come and go, different products will catch my eye, but perhaps none more than the slew of electric bikes that we’ve reviewed over at Electrek. In recent months, Seth, Fred and Micah have detailed just about every style of two-wheel transportation you can imagine, so long as it’s powered by electricity. In that time, I’ve been watching and waiting for the perfect chance to ride on my first eBike. That day is today.

Pure Cycles first arrived on the scene six years ago, but it wasn’t until recently when we featured a deal on 9to5Toys that I became familiar with its offerings. For the past few weeks I’ve been able to take one of its latest releases, the Volta, out for a spin. I couldn’t have picked a better ride for my first eBike experience.

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Source: Charge Forward

Mercedes Teases EQC Again: “Mystic Front” Video

Mercedes-Benz teases the front of the EQC

The latest teaser of Mercedes-Benz EQC enables us to make first comparisons to the concept model, unveiled back in 2016.

As it turns out, the production version is quite similar. There is, of course, less decorative lights, ordinary rearview mirrors instead of cameras and the interior is now more robust than the fancy concept, but overall Mercedes has not swayed a lot from the concept.

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Source: Electric Vehicle News

Tesla Adds New “PIN To Drive” Security Feature

Thanks to Tesla’s over-the-air updates, features like security upgrades can be initiated fleet wide.

Tesla’s newest update is a “PIN to drive” setting. This will allow owners to program a personal identification number that will have to be entered in order to drive the car. As we recently reported, Tesla vehicles are not impossible to steal. While they are very easy to recover, not having your car stolen in the first place is a much better plan.

Tesla owners will have the option to activate and deactivate this new feature by touching Controls > Safety & Security on their vehicle’s touch screen. The option will work seamlessly and securely with the Tesla Mobile App and Valet Mode.

In June, Tesla updated its key fob cryptography for the Model S, bringing it to parity with current Model X key fob technology. Owners with an older Model S can opt for a new key fob for $150 or simply rely on the software-enabled options, which are free of charge.

According to Tesla, this new security feature will only apply to Model S and Model X vehicles initially. However, it will become available in the Model 3 later. This could be due to the fact that Model S and X vehicles have a standard key fob, whereas the Model 3 uses a key card (and/or mobile phone key access).

This strongly suggests that the Model 3 will eventually have a standard key fob, though we have no way of knowing for sure. We reached out to Tesla for clarification. A representative from the automaker confirmed that the PIN to drive option will eventually become available in the Model 3, but didn’t speak to the likelihood of a Model 3 key fob.

Source: Autocar


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Electric Peugeot 208 Will Appear Mostly Unchanged From ICE 208

Peugeot 208 will get an electric version, but you might not recognize it as different from the standard 208.

The all-electric version of the popular Peugeot 208 is expected in 2019, and the closer it gets to the market launch, the more the signs indicate that it will be quite similar to the conventional version.

The French BEV will be based on the e-CMP platform – the EV version of Common Modular Platform (CMP) under development by PSA Group and Dongfeng. It will enable it to produce various models in different powertrain options.

The same approach concerns exterior and interior, as only minor details will distinguish the BEV from its ICE counterpart:

  • only a few modifications
  • flat front grille like in other modern BEVs
  • new EV-specific submenus in its infotainment system

Gilles Vidal, Director of Design at Peugeot, said:

“We do not need to shout about the fact that this car is the electric version. The powertrain will complement the [rest of the] 208 range, rather than become its own version.”

Interesting is that the silent operation of the electric version requires the automaker to address “noises you wouldn’t normally hear”, and this influenced the development of the rest of the model range.

“The sound of the gearbox and the tyre noise are more noticeable, so we’ve worked hard to lower those sounds on the 208.”

Vidal add also that Peugeot doesn’t see sense of special EV sub-brand like in cars of Volkswagen I.D.

“We have no intention of launching a [stand-alone] electric brand for now. For us, the [e-CMP] platform means the cars can take several powertrains as part of our plan [to offer an electric version of each model by 2025].”

Source: Autocar


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GM To Provide Vehicle For New Extreme 400-kW Fast Charging Initiative

Delta kicks off its 400 kW fast charging project with GM as an automotive partner.

Delta, together with several partners, starts a new $7 million research program with 50% cost-share by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to develop a solid-state transformer (SST)-based extreme fast EV charger (XFC) for ultra-fast charging at 400 kW.

The list of partners includes GM, which is expected to supply a prototype electric vehicle that will be able to accept 400 kW of power and replenish up to 180 miles (290 km) of range in just 10 minutes:

  • Delta’s automotive division, located in the greater Detroit area (Livonia, MI), and researchers from the Delta Power Electronics Laboratory (DPEL), located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park
  • General Motors LLC
  • DTE Energy
  • CPES Virginia Tech
  • NextEnergy
  • the Michigan Agency for Energy’s Energy Office
  • the City of Detroit’s Office of Sustainability

The proposed XFC design is scheduled for 2020 and will bring a whole set of improvements:

  • grid-to-vehicle efficiency up to 96.5% (3.5% more than typical) using silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET
  • four times less weight and
  • half the size of conventional DC fast EV chargers (DCFC)
  • high voltage direct current (HVDC) port to utilize energy storage and renewable energy systems, minimizing demand on the power grid

Here are more technical details about XFC:

“The novel SST power cell topology directly utilizes medium voltage alternating current (MVAC) at 4.8-kV or 13.2-kV, eliminating conventional line frequency transformer (LFT) technology, which converts low voltage alternating current to a direct current (DC) to charge the high voltage battery in an EV. Combined with a new silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET device, the proposed SST enables a 3.5 percent improvement in grid-to-vehicle efficiency to industry-leading levels up to 96.5 percent, a 50 percent reduction in equipment footprint, and four times less weight than today’s DCFC EV chargers. Moreover, the 400kW XFC prototype, which is expected to be ready in 2020, will boast a power level enabling ground-breaking 3C charging speed on tomorrow’s long-range EVs. With this technology, EV drivers will need close to 10 minutes to achieve an additional 50 percent of vehicle range on their vehicle. For example, a 360-mile EV could achieve a 180-mile range in approximately 10 minutes of charging.

Early data and results from the program will arm automotive manufacturers, technology providers, cities and utilities with a greater understanding of how fast-charging will impact demand response efforts within specific circuits. The project will also provide insight into how renewable generation can be integrated to avoid infrastructure strain on the power grid associated with the wide deployment of XFCs.”

M.S. Huang, president of Delta Electronics (Americas) said:

“We’re thrilled to lead such an important project and have a stellar team of researchers and partners in place that are more than ready to take on the challenge of setting a new standard for EV fast charging. By utilizing solid-state transformer technology, we have the opportunity to create unprecedented charging speed and convenience that will ultimately help support the DOE’s strategic goal of increasing EV adoption across the nation.”


Source: Electric Vehicle News

Tesla says new Model 3 ‘Track mode’ is only available with $5,000 ‘Performance Upgrade’

Tesla’s upcoming new ‘Track Mode’, which enable drivers to get more control of the car on the track, is one more reason to spring for the more expensive Performance version of the Model 3.

But in a controversial move, Tesla now clarifies that ‘Track mode’ is only available with the $5,000 ‘Performance Upgrade’ package that is optional with the Model 3 Performance. more…

Source: Charge Forward

Event: 2018 Pebble Beach EV Recap

The Electricity Was Not Only in the Air

Every August all eyes turn to Monterey and Pebble Beach Week to celebrate and view the most exquisite automobiles from all over the globe.  Nowhere else on earth can such an excellent collection of cars from every year and marque be seen.  In the last few years, Pebble Beach has also become the favorite place for automakers to show off their latest work in electrified cars.  What started off as a trickle a few years ago has become a torrent of a new EVs, new manufacturers and new technologies.  Clean Fleet Report was there the entire week, and here are the new BEVs and PHEVs we found at Pebble Beach EV Week.

Audi

Audi introduced a new all-electric BEV supercar concept named the Audi PB 18 E-tron, which gives us hints at the next iteration of their current Audi R8 supercar. 

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Audi showed what may be its new electric flagship

The PB-18 presents Audi’s vision of a pure electric supercar that is comfortable on both a city street and on a race track.  The body is a mix of aluminum-carbon and multi-material composites that ensures a lightweight, high-strength structure.  Powered by three electric motors, one driving the front wheels and two in the rear resulting in Quattro mode.  This combination provides up to 612 pound-feet (lb.-ft.) of torque that can provide 0-60 mph times of under 2 seconds, an acceleration that is only slightly slower than Audi’s LMP1 race cars.

Power is supplied by an onboard 95 kWh liquid-cooled solid-state battery that on a full charge gives the car a range of 310 miles.  Charging is compatible with 800-volt DCFC SAE chargers. Fully recharging the PB18 takes only about 15 minutes.

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The Audi E-tron interior looked ready to race

The interior of the PB-18 is unique in that while it is a two-seat vehicle, the passenger seat folds away, and the driver’s seat, controls, and instruments can be moved to the center of the car, giving the driver command of the vehicle in a race seating arrangement.

Despite its racing capabilities, the PB-18 can act like a two-seat GT with a generous 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space and plenty of range.  If the PB-18 concept makes it into production, look for it in the 2020 timeframe as a replacement for the ICE powered Audi R8 supercar. Expect more news from Audi about its electric vehicle intentions with the September 17th world introduction of the Audi E-tron SUV, Audi’s first pure BEV vehicle.

Bentley

The Bentley Bentayga SUV now has a plug-in hybrid version.  In the last three years, this bespoke SUV has established itself as the pinnacle of luxury in an SUV, and the introduction of the hybrid version keeps in at that forefront.  The Bentayga’s PHEV version powertrain is identical to the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, which shares its platform with the Bentayga. A V-6 drives the front and rear wheels coupled with a 134-horsepower (hp) electric motor driving the rear wheels providing a total of 455-hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. A 14.1 kWh battery gives the Bentayga about 20 miles of pure electric range. Look for the Bentayga E-Hybrid to be available in spring of 2019.

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Even Bentleys will plug in

Byton

A newcomer to the BEV space, Byton is a well-funded Chinese premium vehicle brand.  With design, R&D and manufacturing facilities in Nanjing, China; Munich, Germany; and Silicon Valley, Byton is aspiring to build the next generation of intelligent electric vehicles. 

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The Byton EV uses the whole dash as a display

At Pebble Beach, Byton displayed the first two vehicles its pipeline.  The M-Byte, an all-electric SUV, is the furthest along with pre-production test vehicles on public roads in China, the U.S. and Europe.  The M-Byte promises to be a truly connected vehicle with a massive wall-to-wall front screen, Level 3 autonomous services, a 325-mile range and high-speed DCFC charging.

Byton also gave a glimpse of its second vehicle, the K-Byte, a four-door all-electric sedan with a $45,000 price tag.  The K-Byte aims to take Level 4 autonomous services to production reality.  Level 4 is defined as the state where the car can operate without human input or oversight, but only under specific conditions.  Byton has a goal of 2020 for delivery of this BEV.

Both the M-Byte and K-Byte will come in either two-wheel drive with a 71 kWh battery and 272-hp electric motor, or an all-wheel-drive performance model with a 95 kWh battery and dual motors totaling 476 hp.  Expected ranges for the two versions is about 200 and 260 EPA-measured miles.

Genovation

While not a household name, Genovation is a bespoken BEV manufacturer based in Rockville, Maryland. Starting with a C6 Corvette Grand Sport, Genovation removes

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Putting the electricity into a Corvette body

the ICE motor and replaces it with dual electric motors coupled to either a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic and rebrands the car as the Genovation GXE.  With a 65 kWh battery good for 130 miles, the GXE has 800 hp, 700 lb.-ft. of torque, available from zero to redline for a top speed of 220 mph.  The body is massaged aerodynamically with a new front and rear fascia, and well as underbody smoothing.  The GXE is a real hairy-chested supercar in the American tradition, but 100 percent electric.  A first-generation version of the GXE currently holds the world record for the top speed in an electric vehicle of 209 mph.

Jaguar

Jaguar recently introduced the I-Pace all-electric SUV with first deliveries coming up in the 4th quarter of 2018.  It’s a very promising vehicle and the first of many BEV SUVs expected in the next two years.

At the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Jaguar took a bone stock I-Pace onto the WeatherTech Laguna Seca racetrack and promptly set a new lap record for a stock production electric vehicle of 1:48:18. A Tesla Roadster established the previous BEV Laguna Seca record of 1:49:02, and a Model 3 turned in the fastest lap for a BEV sedan of 1:57:50. 

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s setting records and preparing to deliver

Racing BEVs has been problematic for early Teslas with the cars going into limp mode because of overheating after a few laps, but the I-Pace ran into none of those issues.  The I-Pace may be a turning point for BEVs, where battery overheating during performance track driving becomes much less of a concern.

Expect to see this record challenged as more and more BEVs become available with performance packages. 

Jaguar also displayed their E-type Roadster electric conversion that will now be available from Jaguar Land Rover Classic Work. Rimac, a manufacturer of bespoke electric supercars, provides the propulsion and battery system.  Two options are available, either a wholly re-manufactured E-type with the electric conversion or, for current owners of 1961 through 1975 E-Type Jags, a convertion to electric propulsion.  

The conversion replaces the six-cylinder E-type ICE with a 295-hp electric motor powered by a 40 kWh battery, providing a range of about 170 miles.  The battery, motor and electronics conversion fit where the original engine and gearbox were and makes the E-Type about 100 pounds lighter.

Mercedes-Benz

MB unveiled a concept show car at Pebble Beach, the EQ Silver Arrow.  The single-seat EQ Silver Arrow pays homage to the successful record-breaking W-125 Mercedes land speed record car from 1937.  That car set the public road land speed record of 268.9 mph in 1937 on the A5 autobahn, a record that stood until 2017.  While this car will probably never see production, it is raising attention to Mercedes’ launch of its new BEV brand EQ on September 4th.  Mercedes will announce its first fully electric SUV, the EQC.  Expect this SUV to be equipped with a 400 hp electric motor system and a 70 kWh battery that will provide 0-60 MPH in under five seconds and have an estimated 310-mile range.

Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow

Another Arrow in Mercedes’ quiver

Polestar

A new electric performance brand from Volvo Car Group, Polestar, made its North American Debut at Pebble Beach.  Its first vehicle, the Polestar 1, is a low-volume electric performance plug-in hybrid GT.  Based on the Volvo S60 T8’s supercharged/turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with inline electric motor, the Polestar 1 adds two rear axle electric motors and a 34 kWh battery that gives 65 EPA-measured miles of pure electric range and a total of 600 hp and 738 lb.-ft. of torque.  The body of the Polestar 1 is a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum.  Polestar will produce only 1,500 Polestar 1s, with only 500 of them coming to the US.  The Polestar 1 will sell for $150,000 (200 are already reserved) with deliveries starting spring 2019. The next two Polestar vehicles on the drawing boards will be full battery electric vehicles with more mainstream pricing.

Volvo Polestar 1

Volvo’s Polestar performance electric comes to the U.S.

Porsche

The Porsche Taycan, previously known as the Mission E, made its North American debut at Pebble Beach.  Porsche North America has started taking deposits for the four-door pure electric GT for delivery beginning in 2019.  The dual-motor BEV is expected to have 600 hp and about 310 EPA miles of range.  The Taycan has a modest (for BEV supercar standards) 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.5 seconds and 0-120 mph in 12 seconds.  It features an 800-volt charging system that will add 250 miles of range in just 15 minutes. The Taycan is now in pilot production testing with over 100 vehicles worldwide.

Porsche Taycan

Porsche gets serious about EVs

Rimac Automobili

Croatian BEV manufacturer Rimac sits at the top tiers in the rarified world of bespoke hyper-EVs.  It also is one of the leading BEV engineering firms with a client roster reading like the who’s who of the BEV world.  Rimac is an engineering partner to the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Renault, Koenigsegg, Seat, Siemens and Brembo.  Recently, Porsche/VW took a 10 percent ownership in Rimac, mainly for its BEV engineering expertise. 

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You can have the first or last one available

At Pebble Beach, Rimac announced its third Hyper-EV, the California Edition Rimac C_Two.  The C_Two has four electric motors, one each driving the wheels and delivering 1,888 hp and 1,700 lb.-ft. of torque, giving it that ability to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 1.85 seconds with a top speed of 258 mph.  With its 120 kWh battery, it’s good for 404 miles on a single charge if driven at the posted speed limits.  Of course, the Rimac C_Two has all the latest ADAS and will be Level 4 autonomous capable.  If this is the kind of car you are looking for, you better act fast, as only two examples are available, each costing north of $2 million.

Volkswagen

At Pebble Beach, Volkswagen showed off its next Atlas CUV, the Atlas Cross Sport.  Based on The Volkswagen MQB architecture that has given us everything from the Golf and Tiguan to the three-row Atlas.  The Atlas Cross Sport will be VWs first four-door PHEV/HEV crossover, borrowing the GTE PHEV technology from the Golf, but mating it with a 3.6-liter V6 FSI powerplant along with front and rear electric motors.  The gas motor is good for 276 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, combined with the front electric motor producing 53 hp/162 lb.-ft. of torque and the rear making 113 hp/199 lb.-ft. of torque, plus a six-speed DSG transmission and all-wheel drive.  While the drivetrain is the same for the PHEV and the HEV, the PHEV adds an 18 kWh battery good for about 26 miles of electric-only driving, while the HEV version has only a 2 kWh battery good for just about 1.5 miles of range.  Like the Golf GTE, there is a variety of driving modes. including performance, which utilizes the maximum power of all of the motors to produce a 0-60 mph at about five seconds.  An “off-road” mode is also available.

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VW plugs in the Atlas

The Cross Sport has an impressive looking interior that is entirely digital.  It will have all of the latest ADAS features combined with the innovative GTE technology. Built at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, the Cross Sport will join the eight-passenger Atlas.   Look for it in 2019.

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ZAF to use $300,000 grant to increase production of nickel-zinc batteries

Nickel-zinc (NiZn) specialist ZAF Energy Systems has received $300,000, the first installment of a $600,000 investment from Missouri’s Department of Economic Development. With the new funding, ZAF will increase production capacity to meet the increasing demand for its NiZn batteries. The company claims that the batteries have double the storage capacity and triple the power of lead-acid batteries in a lighter and more compact package. ZAF also says its batteries are invulnerable to dendrite formation and zinc migration. Currently, ZAF’s priority is to build rapport with the trucking, telecommunications and data storage industries, its largest potential consumers.

“ZAF is now heavily engaged with several large multi-national trucking companies, further proving the significant value opportunity we create for our partners and customers through value-added battery solutions. We believe that our battery technology can remove certain barriers from outdated battery chemistries that are impairing the trucking industry to enable the electrification of next-generation trucks and drive improved fuel efficiency,” says ZAF CSO Dave Wilkins.

 

Source: ZAF via Green Car Congress

Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine

Zeem Solutions orders 50 Class 6 electric powertrains from Lightning Systems

Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, has announced a new all-electric Low Cab Forward model in the Class 6 segment.

The Lightning Electric heavy-duty powertrain will be available in the 19,501-26,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery is to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Commercial EV service provider Zeem Solutions has placed the first order, for 50 units, which will be integrated into the Chevrolet 6500XD Low Cab Forward model.

The new Lightning Electric LEV100 powertrain is available on new Class 6 trucks or as a retrofit for existing fleet vehicles. It features a 2-speed Eaton automatic transmission and CCS DC fast charging. Peak motor power is 295 hp, range is 110 miles, and top speed is 65 mph. Lightning provides a five-year, 60,000-mile warranty on the powertrain, matching the GM vehicle warranty.

“The heavy-duty model that we’re introducing follows our model of leveraging a high-quality, industry-leading platform that is already embedded in fleets, trusted by commercial customers, and is highly serviceable with nationwide spare parts,” said Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Systems. “Just like our Ford Transit and city bus powertrains, the vehicle is elegantly engineered, quick, powerful, and quiet.”

“In addition to wanting to implement an environmentally responsible fleet management strategy, Zeem customers need an electric truck that delivers reliable performance at or near the operating cost of existing diesel options,” said Bruce Shallet, Chairman of Zeem Solutions. “We have developed technology in our vehicles that makes it easier for our customers to optimize the economics, performance, and life of battery and vehicle, whether on the road or parked.”

“I have been deeply involved in the electric commercial truck vehicle space for over 10 years, and have driven all the current options available,” said Paul Gioupis, CEO of Zeem Solutions. “We chose the Lightning product because, once we drove the electrified Ford Transit, we were blown away with the acceleration and overall performance, and it became clear why Ford selected them as their preferred partner. The truck is an absolute beast, and there is no other product on the market like it.”

 

Source: Lightning Systems

Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine