Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 45 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 20 units in Europe and 25 units in North America, which includes six initial units through the General Services Administration (GSA) via Northside Ford in San Antonio, TX, a four-unit order from Verizon and a four-unit order from an internet company.
With these new orders, global Transit Connect Electric sales exceed $32 million in less than 12 months of production, said Scott Harrison, Azure’s CEO.
Azure Dynamics has agreements with more than 160 Ford commercial truck dealerships in key markets across North America, 90 of which support sales and service activities for Transit Connect Electric and in six countries throughout Europe representing 13 dealerships with 57 store locations.
The Transit Connect Electric utilizes a lithium-ion battery pack from Johnson Controls to achieve a range of 50 to 80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging. Use of the vehicles will also reduce fuel and maintenance costs, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions.