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First Priority GreenFleet Ltd Acquires Assets of Electric Vehicles International Llc
Acquisition Adds Electric Vehicles to First Priority’s Growing Product Line 
March 8, 2016
Flanders, New Jersey—First Priority GreenFleet Ltd (“GreenFleet”), a total solutions provider for sustainable fleet solutions, has acquired the assets of Electric Vehicles International Llc (“EVI”) of Stockton, California. Read press release

PG&E Joins with EVI to Unveil Utility Industry’s First Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks 
Extended-range electric utility trucks capable of providing power to homes and businesses during outages
September 19, 2013
Stockton, CA.—Electric Vehicles International (EVI), joined by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), unveiled the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks today at an event at the manufacturer’s facility in Stockton. Read press release

Celebration of One of Southern California’s Largest Deployment of Zero‐Emission Delivery Trucks
July 17, 2013
San Bernardino, CA – Today the South Coast Air Quality Management District, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Energy Commission, California Air Resources Board, UPS, Electric Vehicles International (EVI), and others celebrate the deployment of 40 zero‐emission delivery vehicles manufactured by EVI in California and operated by UPS in San Bernardino. This event recognizes one of the largest concentrations in Southern California of fully electric commercial trucks that will clean the air, save fuel costs, and create jobs in the heart of California. Read press release

Governor Brown Celebrates the Deployment of 100 Zero-Emission, California-made Delivery Vehicles
February 5, 2013
Today Governor Brown led the celebration of UPS’s deployment of 100 fully electric commercial delivery vehicles throughout California. This landmark event recognizes one of the world’s largest deployments of zero-emission commercial trucks, which are cleaning the air and saving fuel costs in communities throughout the state - including San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno, Bakersfield and Sacramento, and creating jobs in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Read press release

EVI launches 500 zero emission medium duty truck deployment initiative
March 29, 2012
Electric Vehicles International, a leader in electric and hybrid vehicle development and sales, today announced a major initiative that will help implement Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s recently issued Executive Order to achieve widespread deployment of zero-emission vehicles throughout California. Read press release

Frito-Lay and EVI launch electric vehicle pilot
March 20, 2012
EVI, a leader in alternative fuel vehicle development, manufacturing and deployment, announced today the launch of an electric vehicle pilot with Frito-Lay North America, which has the
seventh largest privately owned commercial fleet. Read press release

EVI wins GSA approval to supply US government and military
March 1, 2012
EVI announced today it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, making it possible for federal agencies and military forces to purchase the company's vehicles. Read press release

EVI establishes Michigan office and expands California manufacturing operations

January 31, 2012
EVI is happy to announce the opening of a new office in Southfield, Michigan.  The Michigan office will primarily support EVI's national marketing and sales efforts. Read press release

EVI announces new vice president of sales and marketing and expansion on manufacturing facility
September 15, 2011
EVI has named Frank Jenkins as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jenkins brings over 25 years of fleet sales and marketing experience, as well as extensive knowledge of the light and medium duty truck markets. Read press release 

EVI and UPS announce the purchase of 100 zero-emission, all-electric delivery vehicles
August 25, 2011
EVI announces that UPS is purchasing 100 fully electric commercial delivery vehicles for deployment in locations throughout California. This purchase marks the largest deployment of zero emission delivery vehicles in California and one of the largest single deployments in the world. Read press release | Download media kit

Electric Vehicles International will use California Energy Commission grant to expand manufacturing plant

May 26, 2011
EVI announced that it will use a $3.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to expand and modernize its primary U.S. manufacturing facility.  Read press release

Energy Commission awards $12.6 million for alternative vehicle technologies
Oct 6, 2010
The California Energy Commission today approved nearly $12.6 million for nine projects that demonstrate California's commitment to develop cleaner transportation choices and jobs for the future.  Read press release

UPS and EVI begin demonstration of fully electric walk-in van
Sept 2, 2010
Today, Electric Vehicles International announced that UPS has begun a 90-day demonstration trial of their walk-in van (EVI-WI). Over the past year, EVI and UPS have worked together to develop a vehicle to meet the needs of the parcel delivery service industry. Download press release
 

Congressman McNerney celebrates EVI and Kyoho Manufacturing Company Agreement to employ displaced auto workers
Jul 07, 2010
Today, Electric Vehicles International hosted an event at their headquarters in Stockton, California announcing the signing of an agreement with Kyoho Manufacturing California (KHMCA) to support displaced northern California auto supplier workers laid off by the closure of the NUMMI Production Plant.  Download press release | View video | Download media packet
 

California Air Resource Board approves EVI zero emission vehicles
Mar 11, 2010
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Electric Vehicles International’s (EVI) fully electric return-to-base Medium and Heavy-Duty trucks. CARB approval recognizes that EVI’s Freightliner Custom Chassis model EVI-WI and Daimler Freightliner M2 Model EVI-MD are clean, California-certified zero emission vehicles.  Download press release


Governor Schwarzenegger leads launch of electric vehicle pioneer EVI's new Stockton headquar
ters
Nov 4, 2009
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, other state and local leaders, and representatives from Electric Vehicles International (EVI), along with vehicle partners, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and CT&T Company Ltd., today officially opened EVI’s worldwide headquarters and primary US manufacturing facility. Download press release | View video


Electric vehicle manufacturer EVI launches EVI Medium Duty Truck, reveals deal with Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation

Nov 4, 2009
Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) pioneer Electric Vehicles International (EVI) today revealed its eagerly awaited plans for the first new products out of its new production facility in Stockton, CA. Launched today, EVI’s new Medium-Duty Truck, the MD EVI, is the world’s most versatile and flexible commercial electric vehicle. Download press release


Electric truck manufacturer EVI moves to California

Aug 24, 2009
Strategically positioned in the nation’s biggest market for alternative fuel vehicles. Plant in Stockton, CA, will create more than 100 local jobs. Deliveries to start next month. Download press release

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