Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) and Enova, a developer of hybrid-electric and all-electric drive systems and components, have launched a program to make electric vehicles more accessible to fleets. The Green for Free program allows fleet executives to purchase all-electric vehicles for the cost of a diesel-powered commercial vehicle. The savings realized through reduced maintenance and fuel costs are then used over a period of time to cover the incremental expense for the technology.
The Green for Free program will use the FCCC All-Electric Walk-in Van chassis powered by the Enova drive system. Fleets with set routes in pickup and delivery applications are ideal candidates for the Green for Free program because they have predictable drive routes and return each night to the company depot.
FCCC and Enova plan to deploy a total of 3,000 alternative-fuel vehicles within a two-year time frame beginning no later than the third quarter of 2012.
Company: Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.
Company URL: www.freightlinerchassis.com