Phoenix Motorcars, a manufacturer of medium-duty, all-electric buses and trucks, delivered its first ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo Truck to C&V Contractors, a family owned contracting business based out of Sacramento, Calif.
Built on the Ford E-450 chassis with a Rockport Commercial Trucks body, the zero-emission box truck is equipped with custom shelving to suit the specific needs of the customer. The truck is equipped with a 105 kWh battery pack offering up to 110 mile range and can be charged up in about 3 hrs with a 50 kW Level III charger.
The guidelines provide funding for vehicles with advanced technology and this included the line of Phoenix Motorcars all electric zero emission vehicles. C&V’s brand new ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo Truck will reduce atmospheric emissions by almost 61 tons annually, reduce maintenance costs by 75% and fuel costs by 80%
Funded through the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program (SECAT), the zero-emission box truck deployment highlights the appetite amongst fleets in California to choose sustainable transportation options. C&V Contractors, which specializes in custom home building, remodels, maintenance and repairs, has been in business and servicing the Sacramento area since 1989.