The City of Woodland, California, recieved its second electric service truck from SPI Energy Co.'s Phoenix Motorcars subsidiary. These trucks are the first all-electric medium-duty commercial service trucks of their kind to be built and used in the industry, according to the company.
The City of Woodland will be incorporating these vehicles into its city maintenance fleet. The all-electric trucks will be used citywide to maintain the City of Woodland's utility infrastructure. Phoenix Motorcars' Z500 trucks are the first step towards Woodland's efforts to cleaning the air quality with zero-emission vehicles and will be the first zero-emission trucks deployed into the city fleet.
The city's Climate Action Plan outlines a response to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, with 31% of those initiatives targeting transport and land use. Combined, these two trucks are expected to reduce 120 metric tonnes of carbon emissions and also save the city on operating costs.
The Zeus 500 Electric Service Truck is built on the Ford E-450 chassis with a Knapheide body, comes fitted with customized configurations for the city, and offers a range of up to 110 miles from its 105-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The trucks are equipped to be both Level 2 and Level 3 charging capable and come with advanced telematics solutions to support the city's needs.
Phoenix Motorcars and the City of Woodland secured funding for the vehicle through Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD)'s Sacramento Emergency Clean Air Transportation (SECAT) funding. Funding for vehicles and infrastructure was coordinated between Phoenix Motorcars and City of Woodland, leveraging local AQMD and utility funding programs.