T3 Motion, the provider of a three-wheel electric vehicle to the public safety and private security markets, has contracted for 4,000 e-ZONE low-speed electric vehicles from Korea-based CT&T for sale to police departments in the US for use in applications such as parking enforcement. The contract is worth around US$50 million.
|The parking enforcement EV at the 115th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Exposition in San Diego. Click to enlarge.
CT&T and T3 Motion jointly participated in 115th Annual Conference & Exposition of International Association of Chiefs of Police, 8-12 November in San Diego, California. The partners said they received orders for more than 100 units, including 25 from the Santa Monica Police Department, at the show.
The e-ZONE features a 72V, 140Ah Li-polymer battery and has a top speed of 35 mph (56 kph). To supply the vehicles to the North American market, CT&T says it is building an assembly line with a capacity of 15,000 units per year in Toronto, Canada, targeting mass production in March 2009.