What Industry Insiders Are Saying
“The best upfit solutions start with a conversation. To make fleets more productive, we need to understand what our customer wants to do, and tailor our solution to meet their needs. As our customers explore opportunities with electric upfits, we need to define up-front their power needs via work and range. With the unique approach of the Zeus design, if more power is needed, more battery capacity can be incorporated into the chassis to meet the customer’s needs.”
Chris Weiss - Vice President of Engineering at Knapheide
“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. 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.”
Brandon Bartneck - Edison VP and General Manager
“This will be a phenomenal addition to our fleet. 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.”
Casey Fallon, Director of Fleet Procurement, SMUD
“As we transition to a zero-carbon economy, innovators like Zeus will be the key to helping us turn Sacramento into a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous region.”
Paul Lau - SMUD CEO and General Manager
“The purpose-built trucks from Zeus Electric Chassis offer a unique and flexible design. We believe that Zeus Electric Chassis will be successful providing solutions that address the need for work trucks within the electric commercial vehicle market.”
Peter Gardner, Sales Manager, Curtiss-Wright Industrial Division
“We believe the Zeus Electric Chassis platform will revolutionize the work truck industry and are proud to be one of their strategic partners.”
Curt Ignacio, President & CEO, Marion Body Works
“We are extremely interested and excited about Zeus Electric Chassis trucks. Especially with the opportunity to lower our lifecycle cost with our large fleet.”
William M. Hoft, Executive Vice President, Ziegler CAT
“Zeus is ahead of the crowd, because it has designed an electric work truck chassis that is broadly configurable for a wide variety of Class 4–6 applications. Unlike others, the Zeus cab and chassis system is engineered to both power and control a virtually unlimited number of third-party tools and equipment. Fleets get all the associated benefits of converting to electric vehicles, workers can continue to use the same truck-mounted equipment they’re familiar with. It truly is a game-changer.”
Mark Hope, President of EAVX
“Zeus's approach toward industry cooperation is significant & meaningful. Companies like Curbtender will work with Zeus to create wholly integrated packages that properly address customer needs.”
Mark Watje, President, Curbtender, Inc.
Our Z-19 chassis’ 800-volt system & streamlined software architecture have
allowed us to create a truck that makes it easier than ever to incorporate your tools and equipment.
Coupled with our exclusive, conventional cabin and contemporary interior design the Zeus Z-19 frame rails are "Clean and Clear" with all components packed below the top of the frame.
Available in 84" CA and 108" CA chassis configurations.
Designed for Class-5 Applications
We’ve designed the truck’s frame, suspension, & battery configuration for performance and durability. We also implemented a control system & electrical architecture that operates at a high-voltage for greater efficiency, power delivery & faster charge times.
How is the frame designed?
The Zeus modular c-channel frame is “clean and clear” and an easy platform for upfitters to install a variety of body applications.
What is your range in miles?
Work effects range. Testing of our 800-volt system in regards to range is ongoing. 110 mile minimum (estimated).
What is the top speed of a Zeus truck?
Average top speed is estimated at 65+ mph.
What is the DC voltage of the Zeus Batteries?
Zeus operates at 800 vdc.
How long does the system take to charge?
Level 2 charging maximum rate of charge is 15kW. Time to charge depends on charging power and depth of battery discharge. DC fast charging will be available soon, dramatically decreasing charge times.
Can I use my existing body OEM designs and auxiliary functions on your chassis?
Yes, we’ve designed our cab chassis platform to accommodate existing bodies and auxiliary functions.
What is the serviceability of my Zeus truck?
The Zeus design focuses on ease of maintenance & serviceability.
Does Zeus have an integrated camera system?
Yes, up to 4 cameras may be integrated directly with our center console display.
Where are Zeus chassis being built?
Edison Manufacturing and Engineering, Inc. Port Huron, MI. Read More
Will you have a CARB Executive Order (EO) & will the MY24 Market Entry Z19 be eligible for VW and DOE grant funding?
Yes, to all.
Will the Zeus electric chassis be HVIP approved?
Yes, $60,000 voucher. The voucher doubles to $120,000 for customers who qualify for the Innovative Small E-Fleet (ISEF) program.
What is the base MSRP for a Zeus chassis?
Contact us here for more information.
What models are available now and what is lead time?
We are currently taking reservations for the MY24 “Market Entry” Z19 model. Contact us here for more information.
How do I reserve a Zeus Chassis?
To pre-order your Zeus Chassis, contact us here for more information..
Does Zeus have a dealer near me?
We are setting up strategic dealers for sales and service. If you are a potential dealer, contact us here for more information.
Where can we go for Zeus service?
Your team, participating dealers and third-party maintenance providers will be trained to maintain the truck. Local service will expand with our growing dealer network.