March 4, 2022

Zeus Electric Chassis & EAVX / Reading Truck Bring Electrifying Collaboration to NTEA

Electric Service Truck Concept Vehicle featured in Reading Booth #5149

Minneapolis, MN (March 1, 2022) – EAVX asks “What’s Your Next?”, and at the National Truck Equipment Associations’ (NTEA) Work Truck Week, Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc (Zeus) and Reading Truck Group answered.

For the show, Zeus upfit its class 5, Z-19 prototype with a service body provided by Reading. The team at EAVX has integrated the vehicle with the latest in vocational work truck technology – VX Control system –RFID missing tool alerts, vehicle warning technologies, integrated camera systems, and more. The concept vehicle demonstrates the latest innovations in driver safety, worksite performance, and fleet telematics.

The Z-19 chassis is pre-engineered to provide seamless integration of all tools and auxiliary functions.

The chassis battery powers all the electronic integration in the service body upfit. The streamlined approach to the chassis-body upfit process reduces the upfit time required for integrating the latest electronic technology.

Zeus and JB Poindexter’s EAVX announced their collaboration agreement in October of 2021. The agreement puts the companies on track to develop and commercialize market-leading electric work truck solutions. The concept vehicle shown at Work Truck Week 2022 represents the first integrated solution for the two companies.

Read more about the collaboration agreement here.

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About Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc.

Zeus is a leading class 4-6 purpose-built, severe-duty, electric work truck solution in North America. Our mission is to engineer and manufacture uncompromising, full-electric vocational solutions that address environmental and industry needs. Our ground-up approach and willingness to co-develop allows our customers to reimagine their future business model. Zeus is well networked within the eMobility ecosystem, partnering with market leading technology suppliers, work truck OEM’s, end-user fleets, and non-profit industry leaders with the mission of accelerating EV adoption nationwide.

About Reading Truck Group

We are a leading manufacturer and distributor who has been designing and building work truck bodies with outstanding craftsmanship for more than 65 years. You can depend on us for safe, durable truck bodies; expert installation; and all the parts, equipment, accessories and services you need to get the job done. Our products are available through our extensive national network of distribution partners, or through any of our 20 Reading Truck equipment locations, where you’ll find everything you need to outfit a single truck or an entire fleet.

About EAVX

EAVX, the newest business unit of JB Poindexter & Co, collaborates with the most advanced electric and alternative power chassis producers, allowing chassis partners to focus on their revolutionary and proprietary technologies. EAVX and the individual business units of JBPCO are the integration bodybuilders of choice for chassis producers serving present and future EV and alternative fuel markets and advanced vehicle technology markets. Visit www.jbpoindexter.com/eavx for more information.

For further information, please contact:

Meredith Brandt, Communications Manager
Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc.
Phone: (844) 938-7462
Email: [email protected]
SOURCE: Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc

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