Emerald Automotive Advances In Bid To Manufacture USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle

(Hazelwood, MO – April 10, 2015)  The United States Postal Service announced today the advancement of Emerald Automotive in the quest to build their Next Generation Delivery Vehicle.  In an official notification letter received from the USPS, Contracting Officer Delores Waters writes, “After full review, the Postal Service has determined to include your company as a prequalified supplier for this requirement.”

 

 

If successful, Emerald management expects to initially hire over 1,300 workers and build the new vans in Hazelwood, Mo., a suburb just outside St. Louis.  Production is expected to begin in early 2018.

The proposed Emerald solution is a light weight, new build hybrid electric van with exceptional functionality and performance.  “We have designed and constructed one of the most efficient delivery vehicles in the world”, said Communications Director Gary Marble.  “It is very gratifying to have the opportunity to demonstrate our advanced technology to the USPS”.

 The Postal Service is requesting 180,000 new delivery vans to be delivered in a five to seven year span.  The vans will have an expected life of 20 years and reflect the very best advanced engineering available.  They are to replace the 20 plus year old LLV’s that are inefficient to operate and costly to maintain.

 Ms. Waters concluded with, “Congratulations on your qualification under this phase, and we thank you for your interest in doing business with the Postal Service”.  Emerald expects to deliver the completed bid proposal this summer.

 

Contact:  Gary Marble, Communications Director (636)384-9575  

Emerald Path Clearer With Volvo Announcement

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(Hazelwood, Mo. – May 11, 2015)   The Volvo announcement to build a $500 million plant in South Carolina has made the potential pathway for Emerald Automotive much clearer.  As reported in the New York Times, Volvo will build the facility in Berkeley


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Geely To Invest Over $200 Million Building Plant To Construct Emerald Designed Taxis in UK

(China News - January 6, 2015)  Dow Jones reported today that China’s Geely will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in manufacturing facilities in the UK to build the next generation of the London Taxi.  The new model, designed by Emerald Automotive, is expected to be a ‘green’ version of the iconic cab.

 

February 28, 2014, Geely Britain acquired electric car maker Emerald Automotive.  Spokesman Yang Xueliang, said the purpose of the acquisition is to help the company upgrade to create the ‘Next Generation’ taxi, including the development of an electric taxi.

 

The newly designed electric London Taxi by Emerald Automotive and The London Taxi Company

 

Emerald Automotive has developed two models of electric vehicles, and plan to manufacture in Missouri.  Over the next five years Geely has committed to invest an additional $200 million to develop electric vehicles in the Emerald Automotive Series, all in the United States.

 

Geely Group and Emerald Automotive will work together to plan, develop and validate the advanced technologies for the new range of vehicles.  Andy Tempest, Emerald Automotive CEO, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity which will allow us to expand our current vehicle development work in line with Geely Group’s global vision.”

 

 

Yang Xueliang also said that after the company completed the purchase of Emerald Automotive, Geely agreed to the terms of the loan commitments, including those related to the future plant program in Hazelwood, Mo. 

 

Contact:  Gary Marble, Communications Director (636)384-9575