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Phoenix Motorcars Deploys Electric Cargo Truck to Service Family Owned Business in Sacramento

Phoenix Motorcars, manufacturer of medium-duty all-electric buses and trucks, delivered its first ZEUS 500 Electric Cargo Truck to C&V Contractors. The Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation Grant Program (SECAT) funded the deployment. The deployment also highlights the appetite among fleets in California to choose cleaner, sustainable transportation options. C&V Contractors—in business in the Sacramento area since 1989—specializes in home building, remodels, maintenance, and repairs.

Phoenix Motorcars built the zero-emission truck on a Ford E-450 chassis with a Rockport Commercial Trucks body. It also features custom shelving to suit customer needs. The truck features a 105 kWh battery pack offering up to 110-mile range. Finally, it charges up in about three hours with a 50 kW Level III charger.

“I absolutely love how spacious it really is inside,” says Vicky Hagood, owner of C&V Contractors. “It drives really smooth.”

“C&V Contractors was the first zero emission truck replacement project approved by the Sac Metro Air District under the new Sacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation (SECAT) guidelines,” say Kristian Damkier, associate air quality engineer at Sac Metro Air District. “We are proud to help a local small business use the cleanest vehicle possible in our community.”


Additionally, the guidelines provide funding for vehicles with advanced technology. This also includes the line of Phoenix Motorcars all electric zero emission vehicles. C&V’s ZEUS 500 will reduce emissions by about 61 tons annually, maintenance costs by 75%, and fuel costs by 80%.

“Collaborating with C&V Contractors has been exciting for us and the deployment is testimony to how fleets, irrespective of size, are recognizing the environmental and cost benefits of going electric,” says Jose Paul Plackal, vice president business development at Phoenix Motorcars. “Along with our all-electric shuttle buses our range of electric trucks including flatbeds, utility trucks, box trucks, and service trucks are proving to be very popular amongst progressive fleets across the nation.”

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