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Zeus Electric Chassis partners with Edison Manufacturing

Nov. 15, 2023
A new partnership between Zeus and Edison will begin in 2024 with the goal of electrifying the commercial fleet work truck market segment.

Zeus Electric Chassis and Edison Manufacturing and Engineering are partnering to produce an electric Class 5 chassis cab work truck in 2024. Zeus said it is in the final stages of becoming a zero-emission OEM for the medium-duty commercial vehicle market.

Zeus trucks have undergone a redefinition of chassis underpinnings to be more attractive to commercial fleet customers in performance, serviceability, and cost. Zeus has defined a Class 5 launch configuration of 2WD with a dual rear wheel e-axle, conventional cab, and a new 800V electrical architecture.

"It's great that we can bring the Minnesota and Michigan ecosystems together to launch our product. We look forward to working with the Edison team in finalizing the specifics of the agreement and deliver these highly anticipated and great-performing EV work trucks next year," said Dave Stenson, Zeus' managing director.

See also: Zeus Electric Chassis to enter Australian work truck market

Edison is a contract manufacturer specializing in flexible, capital-efficient production of low-volume mobility and mobility-related products, such as specialty vehicles. Edison excels at production execution and process development for low-volume production. As the partnership is further defined, Edison may also assist Zeus with process engineering.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is expected to be the first fleet to receive the electric work trucks in 2024. 

"We are delighted to join this journey with Zeus to electrify the commercial fleet work truck market segment, and we're excited about Zeus' differentiated product, "said Brandon Bartneck, Edison VP and general manager. "We continue to grow our portfolio as a trusted production partner for companies launching new products in the electrification space, and we're eager to further expand our impact."

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