Electric Vehicles International to deploy 500 electric trucks in California

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Electric Vehicles International to deploy 500 electric trucks in California

Greentech Lead America: Electric Vehicles International
(EVI), a provider of electric and hybrid vehicle, will deploy 500 electric
return-to-base delivery trucks, replacing diesel trucks with zero emission vehicles
made in California.

Over the next two years, this green initiative will
eliminate up to 12 million miles of diesel emissions per year throughout
California and will support the creation of many jobs in the state’s Central

The new initiative will help implement Governor Edmund G.
Brown Jr.’s recently issued Executive Order to achieve widespread deployment of
zero-emission vehicles throughout California.

“Governor Brown’s EV Executive Order is the type of
leadership that drove our electric vehicle manufacturing operation to
California from Mexico. We are proud to do our part to create jobs and clean
the air in California,” said Ricky Hanna, president and CEO of EVI.

EVI has established a presence with large fleet customers
like UPS, Frito-Lay and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

With the support of agencies such as the California Energy
Commission, the California Air Resources Board, South Coast Air Quality
Management District, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, and the
Sacramento Air Quality Management District, EVI and UPS will deploy 100
zero-emission medium duty delivery trucks.

EVI said this will be the largest deployment of zero
emission delivery vehicles ever in California, and one of the largest single
deployments of commercial all-electric vehicles in the world.

“Governor Brown’s recent announcement will help provide
enhanced access to EV charging stations, cut California’s dependence on fossil
fuels, and improve our air quality as more zero-emission vehicles roll onto our
roadways,” said Robert Weisenmiller, chair of California Energy

“UPS’ deployment of 100 EVI zero emission vehicles this
year and EVI’s 500-vehicle initiative over the next two years will greatly help
improve public health in California by reducing air pollution. This proves that
ultra-clean delivery vehicles are ready now for everyday use in our
communities,” said Mary D. Nichols, chairman of the California Air
Resources Board.

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