Phil Haupt Electric, an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) installation company, says it has acquired a Phoenix Motorcars ZEUS 500 Electric Utility Truck through funds from the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program (SECAT).
The Roseville, Calif.-based electric company says it is setting an example by not only providing electric charging solutions but by also driving electric. The Ford E450-based electric truck is equipped with Phoenix’s second-generation drive system, with both Level 2 and Level 3 fast-charging capability.
“Phoenix is proud to be delivering the first zero-emission utility truck being deployed to a private fleet in the country. We are excited to partner with SMAQMD and Phil Haupt in advancing zero-emission transportation,” says Jose Paul, director of business development at Phoenix Motorcars.
The truck will provide Phil Haupt Electric with sizable savings in fuel and maintenance costs. The zero-emission electric truck reduces fuel costs by 80% and maintenance cost by 50% as compared to a gas shuttle. ZEUS has a fast-charging capacity and can reach a full charge in three and a half hours and has a range of up to 110 miles per charge.
SECAT is administered by the Sac Metro Air District with the goal to promote zero- and near-zero-emission on-road heavy-duty vehicles in the Sacramento region.
Photo: The Phil Haupt Electric team and their new Phoenix Motorcars ZEUS 500 Electric Utility Truck