29 new vans being ordered
December 12, 2011
by Fleet Management staff
OAK PARK, MICHIGAN: Azure Dynamics Corporation has sold 29 new Ford Transit Connect Electric trucks.
The 29 Transit Connect Electric vans were sold to a variety of customers across North America and Europe as well as to a number of Ford commercial truck dealers who will use the vans as customer demonstrators to increase awareness and appreciation of the product. These sales include two Canadian buyers, Metro Motors Ltd in Port Coquitlam, BC with two 2 units, and Oak-land Ford in Oakville, Ontario.
The Transit Connect Electric utilizes an advanced lithium-ion battery from Johnson Controls to achieve a range of 50 to 80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging. Use of the vehicles will also reduce fuel and maintenance costs, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.