These New Electric Trucks Could Take Over The Commercial Industry

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Introducing Zeus Electric Work Trucks.

The automotive world is going electric, and manufacturers, big and small, are scrambling to snatch up a piece of this booming segment. Manufacturers such as Tesla have managed to carve out a decent chunk of the EV market, but most realize that it's not only passenger vehicles that are going to make big money; commercial vehicles are also going to be a multi-billion dollar industry. Tesla has been threatening the world with its all-electric semi-truck, but the company has been quiet about its progress, with little more than reports that the Gigafactory in Nevada is getting ready for production.

But as the world waits for the Tesla semi truck, Zeus Electric and JB Poindexter's EAVX are getting ready to offer market-leading electric work truck solutions by 2022.

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The two companies have recently announced the joint development which will see JB Poindexter & Co. commercial truck bodies, utility truck bodies, and vehicle cargo management systems integrate with the Zeus Power Platform, an electrified cab chassis perfect for heavy-duty EVs.

"We have a proven history of creating and servicing excellent work truck and commercial vehicle bodies and accessories, and we are now expanding our capabilities to provide additional alternative energy solutions through this partnership with Zeus Electric Chassis," said John B. Poindexter, CEO and Chairman.

The collaboration will first focus on the Zeus Z-19 (Class 5, 19,500 LB GVWR) and Z-22 (Class 6, 22,300 LB GVWR). These vehicles are all designed from the ground up and are planned to enter the market by 2022, and will be followed by the Z-26 (Class 6, 26,000 LB GVWR).

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The Zeus EV platform promises to outperform its diesel counterparts. "The vocational work truck industry is poised for a step function change towards electrification," says Zeus Chief Revenue Officer, Bill Brandt. "It's more than simply installing existing OEM bodies on an electric vehicle (EV) chassis, it's taking a holistic approach and collaborating with industry leaders such as JBPCO and bringing innovative next-generation solutions to market." The Zeus Z-19 will face smaller competitors such as the Ford F-150 Lighting and should sell well if the team behind these brawny EVs can get them out in time, and at the right price.

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