Spartan Motors’ Utilimaster brand displayed a Con Edison utility walk-in van at the Electric Utility Fleet Manager’s Conference earlier this month in Williamsburg, Virginia. The utility service van was custom-designed for ConEd, with a highly modular cargo area for maximum storage versatility, a durable but lightweight aluminum body, and a low step-in height for easy entry and egress to increase driver productivity and safety.
The 14-inch walk-in van is built on a MT45 Freightliner chassis and includes an Onan 6kW hour diesel generator with an EC-30 Energy Command System. It features a BOSS under-deck PTO compressor, LED headlights, and exterior lighting.
"The Utilimaster team is dedicated to designing and supporting vehicles that meet the individual needs of each fleet customer we serve," said Chad Heminover, President, Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services. "The ConEd walk-in van on display is a great example of both a customer- and an industry-specific design that enhances safety, improves efficiency, and supports worker needs because it was engineered directly from insights gained on the front line, working directly with our customers in the field."
ConEd’s van is an example of Utilimaster’s Work Driven Design process. The process was developed to understand specific customer needs and business challenges. It was through this process and years of working alongside ConEd that the current generation of utility vehicles were designed and born. The result is customized utility vehicles designed for specific jobsite tasks.