All-aluminum bodies will be built and available as an upfit solution for all-electric utility...

All-aluminum bodies will be built and available as an upfit solution for all-electric utility vehicles at DuraMag’s Waterville, Maine, facility, as Shyft expands into electric vehicle upfit.

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DuraMag, a brand of The Shyft Group's Specialty Vehicles business unit announced March 23 it will engineer, manufacture, and install vocational body upfits for ev Transportation Services' (evTS) FireFly vehicles, making the all-electric lightweight utility vehicle well suited to a variety of essential service and electro-mobility (e-mobility) functions. DuraMag, a Northeast-based all-aluminum truck body manufacturer, will build food and parcel delivery vans, as well as landscape, dump, and flatbed utility bodies for the FireFly electric vehicles at the company's facility in Waterville, Maine.

The FireFly ESV is a zero-emission lightweight utility vehicle specifically designed to meet the needs of the essential services transportation and urban e-mobility markets. End user applications include parking management, security and perimeter patrol property management, first response services, sanitation, and last mile on-demand urban delivery of parcels and food.

The Shyft Group purchased F3 MFG Inc. in October 2020, which included the DuraMag and Magnum brands in its portfolio. The acquisition expanded the company's service body capabilities into the aluminum market and provided customers with increased options in the expanding work truck market.

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