- The new year, with a pro-EV president and recent inclusion into a regional municipal group purchasing program, creates exciting potential for evTS
- evTS’s vehicles and fleet-management solutions designed to provide environmentally friendly platform
- New 2021 FireFly ESV model offers attractive updated features, upgrade options
The election of a new pro-EV president, and an agreement to sell its all-electric utility vehicles through a group purchasing program, represents significant potential for ev Transportation Services. Founded in 2015, the company’s focus on its electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturing mission could be seeing an impressive payoff in the coming months.
President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn into office Jan. 20, 2021, is known as a car guy who sees EVs as the future of transportation. He has announced a Cash for Clunkers–type plan that offers incentives to trade in less-efficient vehicles for America-made EVs. He has also stated that he wants to replace the government’s fleet of vehicles with EVs (https://ibn.fm/uXtpB).
In tandem with the nation’s political transition, evTS has reached an agreement with the metropolitan Boston-area Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”) and the Greater Boston Police Council (“GBPC”) to offer its EVs for sale (https://ibn.fm/AhXRx). The agreement authorizes the company’s FireFly ESV all-electric commercial utility vehicles to be sold under the agencies’ Group Purchasing Program contract for 2021 within the 101 cities and towns of the metropolitan area.
“We are excited to include an electric vehicle manufacturer (‘evTS’) from Massachusetts in an MAPC Public Works and Public Safety Cooperative Purchasing Program for the first time,” said MAPC Director of Municipal Collaboration Mark Fine.
The company’s all-electric, light-duty commercial vehicles and fleet-management solutions provide an environmentally friendly platform using the safest lithium-ion battery technology available. They have a robust suspension design and are capable of quickly reaching speeds up to 50 mph, while still remaining highly maneuverable in tight urban situations.
In September evTS also announced its new 2021 FireFly ESV model as an upgrade to previous vehicles. The updated version will feature additional leg room and a larger door for easier access. The added features are part of an improved in-cabin experience with a modernized feel (https://ibn.fm/4TrRz).
evTS utility vehicles are fully street legal and designed to serve a wide range of functions. The company notes that its Firefly vehicles are ideal for parking management, security and perimeter patrol, parks and sidewalk maintenance, utility meter reading, property and building management, and use at airports, seaports, and university and corporate campuses. In addition, the vehicles are perfect for last mile on-demand urban delivery for shipped packages hot or cold foods and other retail products.
The 2021 model also offers upgrade features such as in-vehicle Wi-Fi and an internet-accessible vehicle-management system to allow remote diagnostics. This is on top of the FireFly ESV’s automated performance monitoring that includes low-battery warnings and other alerts. The ESV’s customizable modular design allows it to be adapted to varying service industry needs, and the 2021 model adds new rear-bed accessory options for further possibilities. Those may include an electronic lift dump, a refuse hauler, a van box, a utility bed with locking compartments and ladder racks, and other cleaning, sweeping or watering accessories that give it an advantage over the competition.
evTS is strengthening its position at an ideal time. The essential services transportation and urban mobility markets represent an annual domestic replacement market of approximately 100,000 vehicles, or roughly $2.5 billion annually, according to the company.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.evTS.com.
NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to ev Transportation Services are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/EVTS
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