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Efficient Drivetrains & First Priority Greenfleet Partnering For Plug-In Fleet Transportation Solutions

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The noted hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions firm Efficient Drivetrains and First Priority GreenFleet will be partnering to begin offering commercial fleet operators a full line (from Class 2 through Class 8) of plug-in vehicle solutions, according to a press release from the company.

electric-trucksThe collaboration will see Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI) provide First Priority GreenFleet with its portfolio of solutions, including: the PowerDrive line of EV and PHEV drivetrains; the PowerSuite Vehicle Control Software and Telematics; and the Power2E 2 Way Charging and Exportable Power.

First Priority GreenFleet will in turn provision its volume manufacturing and service capabilities to EDI customers contacts.

The CEO of Efficient Drivetrains, Joerg Ferchau, commented: “As we enter a new era of vehicle technology development, and quickly growing emissions reduction mandates, companies must co-innovate to help solve the technology and manufacturing and service gap in the medium and heavy duty industry. The partnership between First Priority GreenFleet and EDI combines world class technology with vehicle manufacturing and service capabilities which enables the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle industry to quickly meet their urgently needed emissions reduction goals.”

The press release provides a bit more: “With a global footprint, bi-coastal manufacturing and service capability, and 18 years of business expertise, the FP GreenFleet and EDI partnership will provide the leading alternative fuel vehicle solution for commercial fleet operators. The partnership follows First Priority Global successfully acquiring the assets and intellectual property of Electric Vehicles International (EVI) and establishing its FP GreenFleet operations, vehicle development, assembly, and technical support center in Stockton, CA. The new partnership with EDI compliments the scaling-up of California-based alternative fuel vehicle manufacturing that will help create new jobs and foster economic development in the Central Valley, as well as help to carry out Governor Brown’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan, Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan, and the goals of AB 32 and SB 32.”

Initial production orders are currently slated for late 2016.

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