St. Louis was host to the annual NAFA (National Association of Fleet Associates) Exposition at the America's Center in Downtown St. Louis.
Emerald Automotive Staff took the opportunity to set up a display and video explaining the technology behind the all new t-001 range extended electric delivery van, scheduled for production in Hazelwood, Mo.
Many potential fleet customers and suppliers stopped by to view the video and ask questions about this new entrant into the fleet market. Several major universities including Michigan State University, Lowa State University, University of Lowa, University of Maryland and the University of Alberta Canada stopped by. All were very impressed with the abilities of the t-001 and are anxious to see the savings reported by fleets both in environmental terms as well as the bottom line.
Staff also joined Intelligent Energy, a leading developer of fuel cell technology, at the Electric Vehicle Symposium 26 (EVS 26) held at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California May 6-9. This exposition was for all types of electric vehicles and the t-001 was one of only a handful of fleet delivery vehicles represented at the show. As such it drew much attention from attendees who agreed the fleet market needs this type of option soon. Several large fleet managers and suppliers were in attendance and requested information. Green Car Congress, a global electric vehicle publication, interviewed staff at the show and intends to write about the vehicles capabilities in an upcoming publication.