Phoenix Motorcars, Inc. announced the delivery of an all-electric, zero-emission service truck to the San Bernardino City Unified School District. The truck, built on a Ford E-450 chassis, is equipped with a 105-kWH battery pack that provides a 115-mile range and can be fully charged in less than three hours with a 50-kW Level III charger.
“Phoenix Motorcars is excited to bring a zero-emission service truck into the school district’s fleet,” said Denton Peng, Phoenix Motorcars CEO. "Zero emission transportation and mobility is a key factor in helping create a sustainable future and it's our privilege to help reduce emissions and clean the air quality in the San Bernardino Valley. Our all-electric service truck offers a lower total cost of ownership for the school district as well, further justifying the switch to zero emissions from an economic standpoint.”
In comparison to fossil fuel alternatives, the zero-emission truck, partially funded by the California HVIP voucher program, will help the school district reduce emissions by an estimated 61 tons annually, reduce maintenance costs by 75%, and lower fuel costs by 80%.
“Our district's commitment to sustainability not only contributes to environmental conservation but also yields significant cost savings, allowing resources to be allocated towards enhancing educational programs and student supports,” said Samuel Precie, Administrator of Operations for the San Bernardino City Unified School District.