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ZEV partners with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to electrify Indian Community vehicles

Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc. has teamed up with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to address carbon emissions in the SRPMIC and throughout the Valley. SRPMIC recognizes the impact we all have in this fight against climate change, and there is no better time than now to work with local technology innovators to bring low-cost solutions to commercial fleets. SRPMIC sees the value in building a sustainable environment by making the necessary investments to deliver on near-term and long-term sustainability goals, including those who can accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions from fleet vehicles.

The SRPMIC Department of Transportation and ZEV have conducted a complete fleet assessment, reviewing fleet operations, vehicle use cases, routes, loads and HVAC requirements. Results from the assessment will help SRPMIC define charge infrastructure, rapid charge requirements along routes and other power requirements, including the option for Solar day-time charging. The team also worked with Salt River Project (SRP) to evaluate charger power infrastructure, and other incentives to reduce installation costs. “I’m excited to be a part of a team that introduces electric vehicles to this great Community. It’s important to be part of a solution that helps reduce carbon footprint and provide clean air to breath,” said David Crownover, Director, SRPMIC, Director of Transportation. These partnerships go a long way in controlling the economics during this important transition to electrification. Post assessment, ZEV will deliver a full warranty on the new electric powertrain, along with vehicle services to support and optimize vehicle operations through a robust fleet management service. “The SRPMIC Department of Transportation is taking a mindful approach to establishing a dynamic Fleet Electrical Program,” said, Tonya Glass, SRPMIC Fleet Vehicle Specialist, “The success of DOT Electrification Program is a based collaborative effort between our internal customers, local innovators, and subject matter experts in the field of sustainability and technology. It is an exciting time to contribute to the environment sustainability of the Community.”

“ZEV is honored to be working with SRPMIC, we are at the ground level of transforming vehicle operations to eliminate all carbon emissions. We are fully committed to the Salt River Indian Community and their goals to significantly reduce carbon emissions. ZEV is excited to be working at the ground level and sees more and more commercial fleets making the move to electric”, said Jay Ennesser, ZEV SVP, Sales.

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