Safety & Accident

U.S. Army, Gov’t Fleets Gather for Electric Vehicle Showcase

June 10, 2010

FT. BLISS, TEXAS - Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP demonstrated its line of electric trucks, vans, and ATVs at the Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium, this week at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Tank and Automotive Center at Fort Bliss. 

The two-day symposium brought together energy experts from around the world together with specially selected exhibitors showcasing solutions ranging from energy-efficient ground vehicles to infrastructure. Event attendees included federal, state, and local government legislators; GSA and various fleet managers; Pentagon-level officials from all U.S. service branches; as well as students from El Paso area colleges and universities. 

ZAP demonstrated its ZAPTRUCK XL with convertible bed for moving up to 1900 lbs. of cargo, ZAPVAN SHUTTLE for transporting up to four passengers or allowing easy side loading through sliding doors, and the ZAP DUDE ATV, suitable for installation security patrol and maintenance functions. 

ZAP said the U.S. Army reordered ZAP electric trucks last year after a successful introduction of the vehicles at the Army's Daegu, Korea installation. Former environmental division chief, Robert Chartier, personally created an initiative there to bring the electric trucks on base as part of an environmental awareness program that earned him the highest individual environmental award for 2009 from the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program, according to the manufacturer.


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