Zeus Electric Chassis, a Class 3-8 electric work truck manufacturer, has announced its agreement with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to create a variety of zero emissions electric work trucks. Each of the five unique vehicles in the first shipment will be configured to fit SMUD's specific needs.
SMUD offers complete clean energy solutions dedicated to making Sacramento a clean power city that will be 100% carbon emission free by 2030. Community-owned, not-for-profit SMUD is recognized for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and sustainable solutions for a healthier environment.
The California Mobility Center (CMC), an innovation hub of policy, funding and commercialization of clean transportation technologies, features SMUD as one of their founding members. As a client of the CMC, Zeus was able to leverage their network and expertise to develop the collaborative relationship with SMUD that resulted in Zeus' first strategic fleet customer.
SMUD General Manager and CEO Paul Lau said, "Not only does it showcase the future of electric vehicles and the ability to transition a large fleet to all-electric, but it also reduces our operating costs and greenhouses gases – helping us meet our goal of zero carbon by 2030."