SPI Energy Co., Ltd., a global renewable energy company and provider of photovoltaic (PV) and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, announced that Phoenix Motorcars, which was recently acquired by SPI’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EdisonFuture, recently delivered two of its all-electric Z500 utility trucks to the Port of Oakland. These are the first all-electric Class-4 utility trucks to be deployed at a major port in the US.
Built at Phoenix’s Ontario, California facility, the zero-emission utility trucks are built on the Ford E-450 chassis with a Knapheide KUV body and offers up to 110 mile range from its 105-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The trucks are equipped with both Level II and Level III charging capability.
The electric utility trucks are equipped with multiple storage compartments, drawers, strobe lights and various other accessories, offering the same functionality as conventional gas- or diesel-powered alternatives. The electric drivetrain also helps reduce maintenance costs by 75% and fuel costs by 80%. Phoenix also supported the deployment with two 50kW fast chargers installed at the port facility.