Electric Vehicles International (EVI) Ramping Up in Preparation for Increased Demand in 2013

Vehicle manufacturer steadily ramping manufacturing capability and expanding component supply base to meet increased demand for 2013 spurred by more aggressive government incentives in California, New York and Chicago

Feb 22, 2013, 19:54 ET from EVI

STOCKTON, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EVI, a producer of Alternative Energy Vehicles (AEVs), is proud to announce significant and early 2013 gains in the medium and heavy duty truck manufacturing industry sectors.   

"This is an exciting time for EVI, and consumers worldwide", noted Ricky Hanna, President and CEO of EVI.  "We're proud to provide a commercial zero emission solution for today's goods movement industry that sets the stage for stable and sustainable fleet management for decades to come."

Most recently, EVI was recognized by Governor Brown for manufacturing and delivering over 15 trucks a month for UPS's landmark 100-vehicle purchase order. EVI has manufactured and successfully deployed 50 of those medium duty trucks to date and employs roughly 60 staff in its Stockton California facility.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has joined forces with EVI in an effort to Co-Promote its all-electric Walk-In Van, which is built on an FCCC chassis.   As part of this effort, FCCC and EVI will jointly work together to target electric vehicle compatible fleets.  FCCC will display EVI's Walk-In Van in Freightliner's booth at the Association for The Work Truck Industry (NTEA) trade show next month.

"FCCC has been a longtime leader in developing alternative-fuel propulsion chassis, and we see our work with EVI in the development of all-electric products as an important area of focus and opportunity," said Bob Harbin, President of FCCC. "As you can see, EVI has experienced strong interest in this product, and we are excited about what the future holds for the development and expansion of all-electric products in the light- and medium-duty truck market."

Several states including California and New York and most recently the City of Chicago have begun offering much needed deployment incentives to companies willing to be early adopters of electric medium duty trucks.  EVI, realizing a rich market opportunity, is also currently considering expanding its enterprise in to the Midwest over the long-term so we can continue growing our customer base.  The company is excited to be working with several industry leading companies actively looking to expand their electric vehicle fleets.

John Boesel, President and Chief Executive Officer of CALSTART noted that states with policies in place which incentivize clean transportation technology are rapidly reaping the environmental and economic rewards involved.  "It's heartening to see companies like EVI which take full advantage of these financial incentives succeed on so many levels.  Indeed, they are the ones setting the stage for a clean transportation future."

As EVI and the industry continue to grow, the company seeks the best innovative products at the most competitive pricing. Accordingly, EVI will be inviting all perspective vendors to submit a competitive bid for the products listed below:

Charging systems
EVSE (Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment)
Die Casting and Metal fabrication
Details of Bid process

  1. On March 1, 2013 all current suppliers will receive the open bid process invitation and anticipated 2013 product volumes.
  2. Please provide EVI with the requested price bid or a letter indicating that you do not wish to quote a price for the 2013 competitive bid. 2013 bids are due to EVI by 4:00pm on Friday, March 22nd 2013.
  3. Vendors will be notified of accepted proposals once all of the quotes have been reviewed and verified.

If you are not currently a supplier to EVI and would like to be considered please send a request to rakesh.koneru@evi-usa.com. In addition EVI will be strategically sending out request for quotes to specifically targeted suppliers that have proven technology. 

Should you have any questions please contact Robert Falcon at (209) 507-7531.

About EVI
Electric Vehicles International, LLC (EVI) has been established for 20 years, has shipped over 1,000 alternative energy vehicles (AEVs) worldwide, and has alliances with some of the industry's most respected and reliable companies for component parts, such as chassis, cabs, and batteries.  To learn more, visit the EVI website at: http://evi-usa.com/

About Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation 
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, and school bus and shuttle bus markets. Visit the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation website at www.freightlinerchassis.com  for additional FCCC news and product information. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.

CALSTART is a member-supported organization of more than 140 firms, fleets and agencies worldwide dedicated to supporting a growing high-tech, clean transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs, cuts imported oil and reduces global warming emissions.  CALSTART provides services and consulting to spur advanced transportation technologies, fuels, systems and the companies that make them.  To learn more, visit: http://www.calstart.org/Homepage.aspx