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ELECTRIC VEHICLES INTERNATIONAL


Electric Vehicles International manufactures all-electric delivery trucks and range-extended electric vehicles.

Electric Vehicles International (EVI) has manufactured all-electric power train vehicles for nearly 20 years.

In 2010, EVI relocated from Mexico to Stockton, CA in San Joaquin County. Shortly after, the California Energy Commission awarded the company $2.5 million to design, develop, and deploy a range-extended EV and $3.9 million to modernize its manufacturing process.

In March 2012, the company announced a goal of deploying 500 electric delivery trucks in California over two years. Many commercial truck fleets are especially promising for electrification. Fixed delivery routes and return-to-base operations can reduce range concerns and simplify charging logistics.

EVI reached a key milestone in 2013 when UPS put 100 EVI delivery vans into service throughout California. When UPS ordered the vans in 2011, it was the largest planned deployment of zero-emission delivery vehicles in the state. Facilitating this project, the Energy Commission provided $4 million to the California Air Resources Board to provide incentives for more than 150 vehicles, including the UPS vans. EVI also developed range-extended EV delivery trucks that use power train technology for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. These vehicles use a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered motor and generator to deliver a 100- to 115-mile range. Each range-extended EV uses less than the equivalent of 1,750 gallons of fuel and annually saves an average of $8,000 on fuel costs and maintenance. These vehicles avoid generating at least 38,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

This project was a significant step in fulfilling the Governor’s Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Action Plan, which calls for 1.5 million ZEVs on California’s roads by 2025.

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PG&E range-extended electric truck Electric delivery Van inside production facility batteries at production facility

Photos courtesy of the California Energy Commission.

 

Benefits

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, saving operators money and helping protect the environment and public health.

  • Eliminates the need for about 126,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually while providing cost savings to fleet owners of more than $1,000 a month for each vehicle in the 100 all-electric UPS van fleet.

  • Created about 50 jobs at the EVI facility.

  • Effectively leveraged public investment, garnering more than $30 million in private investment.

Type of Project

Manufacturing

ARFVTP Award Amount

$6,400,000

Status

UPS deployed 100 all-electric EVI delivery vans throughout California in 2013. The company’s manufacturing modernization project is underway.

 

Location of Electric Vehicles International in California
 

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