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Boulder Reportedly Folds Its EV Tent

September 15, 2014 in Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Article Says Two Facilities Shut Down, Firm ‘Essentailly Mothballed’

Boulder Electric Vehicle has quietly closed down, with facilities in Lafayette, Colo. and Chatworth, Calif. now occupied by a mannequin manufacturer and a mobile phone wholesaler, the Los Angeles Daily News said Saturday.

The road to electric vehicle commercialization can be a long and lonely one.

The road to electric vehicle commercialization can be a long and lonely one.

“We have essentially mothballed the company,” CEO Carter Brown says in the article by Gregory Wilcox. “We are not filing bankruptcy,” Brown said. “We are servicing our vehicles. We made a bunch of vehicles … and they are in use in many fleets in Los Angeles, Texas, New York and Chicago.”

Brown declined to tell the newspaper how many Boulder EV battery trucks had been delivered, but said, “No one was biting off significant orders that would support full scale manufacturing.”

Manufacturing Equipment in Storage

Boulder one year ago reported successful vehicle-to-grid power swaps on its all-electric trucks in Michigan, Colorado and California (F&F, September 14, 2013), having previously claimed to be the first battery truck manufacturer to demonstrate V2G technology.

Also according to the News, Carter said that Boulder’s manufacturing equipment has been placed in storage, to be available if the market revives.

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Source: published report with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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