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UQM to Power 45 Zenith Trucks for DHL

September 22, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Orders Have Been Picking Up Steadily with Zenith Motors’

Colorado’s UQM Technologies announced yesterday that it’s supplying PowerPhase Pro135 systems for 45 100% battery electric delivery trucks by Zenith Motors for DHL Express U.S. updated September 23

PowerPhase Pro135 motors by UQM Technologies will power 45 100% battery electric delivery trucks by Zenith Motors for DHL.

PowerPhase Pro135 motors by UQM Technologies will power 45 100% battery electric delivery trucks by Zenith Motors for DHL.

DHL has purchased 45 of the Dodge ProMaster-based vehicles for use in California and New York (F&F, September 14).

“Orders have been picking up steadily with Zenith Motors and this contract with DHL is a good sign for Zenith and their growth in the EV delivery vehicle market,” UQM interim CEO and president Joe Mitchell said in a release.

‘Major Fleets Begin to See the Merits’

“As other major fleets begin to see the merits of electric vehicles and the efficiency and reliability of the UQM drive solutions, we anticipate seeing more good news like this,” Mitchell said.

“Zenith has been greatly anticipating this order with DHL and is excited to have the opportunity to showcase the UQM powered full electric delivery vehicles,” Zenith Motors William Yung says in the DHL announcement.

Zenith is sourcing both motors and inverters for the DHL vehicles from UQM.


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Source: UQM Technologies with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

DHL Efficiency (and Propane & Batteries)

September 14, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Telematics Learnings and Planning Take Center Stage
As Firm Increases Use of Propane and Electric Vehicles,
Strategy Includes a Breakthrough Order for Zenith Motors

It’s not so much the fuel as the way the fuel is used, says DHL Express U.S. fleet director Greg Miller. Choosing the right size vehicle, and properly engineering delivery routes are the most important techniques for improving efficiency and driving down costs and emissions: “the right vehicle in the right route and the right fuel in the right vehicle.” updated September 25 and October 25
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DHL Buys 45 Zenith Battery Trucks

September 14, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Breakthrough Order for Battery Trucks for California and New York

DHL Express U.S. has ordered 45 Dodge Ram ProMaster-chassis battery electric trucks from Kentucky’s Zenith Motors. The trucks have PowerPhase 135 motors from UQM Technologies and 62.2-kilowatt lithium ion battery packs by Zenith. updated September 17
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DHL to Save with Roush Propane Vans

July 24, 2012 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

100 E-250s in California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Texas

DHL Express is fielding 100 Ford E-250 cargo vans for package pickup and delivery work, placing the dedicated, liquid propane-injection vehicles with Roush CleanTech systems in California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas by late next month.
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