Minneapolis, MN (July 21, 2021) – Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc. (“Zeus”), a fully configurable class 3-8 electric work truck solutions provider, is proud to announce they have received an order from the Pegasus Bus Company for four Zeus chassis, with the first delivery anticipated in the first quarter of 2022.
The initial chassis will be used for development of an electric bus prototype to be employed in customer demonstrations and trade shows, as well as Altoona durability testing. This initial cab-chassis delivery will have all-wheel drive, along with the Zeus conventional cab. Subsequent cab-chassis, (shown below), will include a new Zeus cab-forward design with the front-wheel drive option.
“We are excited to join with Pegasus to market a truly differentiated electric shuttle bus solution for the transportation industry,” said Bill Brandt, Zeus VP of Business Development and OEM Sales. “The initial order in the bus market represents another step forward in our strategy to address a broad range of specialized applications in the class 3-8 market. As we view our target markets, we see great opportunities in work trucks for a broad range of vocations, including electric stake trucks, electric dump trucks, electric bucket trucks and other specialized applications. Expanding into the shuttle bus market is a natural fit for our EV solution.”
Pegasus Bus Company is a start-up headquartered in Lima, OH and is managed by Brian Barrington, who has a long history in the transportation market, including nearly 30 years of industry experience with OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and aftermarket parts businesses. He also has an extensive nationwide dealership and service network in place and is already seeing tremendous interest in a Pegasus-Zeus solution.
Fleet customers are impressed with the overall robustness of the vehicle and 10+ year service life based on current specifications. Each customer will have the opportunity to review the total cost of ownership (TCO) model between the Pegasus-Zeus solution versus existing diesel platforms and other electric vehicle (EV) solutions, which are typically EV conversions from existing diesel platforms. The Pegasus-Zeus solution aims to be the market-leading platform for speed to market, safety, durability, comfort and overall TCO. The chassis suspension and overall passenger comfort are key features in this solution.
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer the Zeus Electric Chassis as an initial chassis option for Pegasus Bus,” said Barrington. “With the EV bus market growing, being able to offer a chassis that is purposely built to be electric along with the strength and durability of the Zeus chassis, we couldn’t be more excited, and look forward to building electric buses on the Zeus family of chassis for our dealers and customers.”
Zeus is a leading class 3-8 purpose-built, severe-duty, electric vocational cab-chassis solution in North America. Zeus seeks to engineer and manufacture uncompromising, full-electric vocational solutions that address environmental and industry needs. The Zeus ground up approach and willingness to co-develop solutions allows our customers to reimagine their future business model utilizing electric vehicles.
Zeus is well networked within the eMobility ecosystem, working with market leading technology suppliers, body OEMs, end-user fleets, and non-profit industry leaders with the mission of accelerating EV adoption nationwide. The Zeus Cab and Power Platform™ is designed to enable existing body OEMs to integrate easily onto the Zeus chassis. Zeus will work with OEM associates to optimize mechanical, electrical, and fluid power subsystems while creating a holistic solution.
About Pegasus Bus Company
Pegasus Bus, LLC is headquartered in Lima, OH, and is a startup school and shuttle bus manufacturer. Utilizing a staff with more than 100 years of combined industry experience Pegasus Bus will offer a range of buses and specialty vehicles with production starting in 2022. Contact Brian Barrington via LinkedIn here.
About Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc.
Headquartered in White Bear Lake, MN, Zeus is a fully configurable class 3-8 electric work truck manufacturer. Its mission is to design and manufacture uncompromising, full-electric vocational solutions that address environmental and industry needs. Learn more at zeuselectricchassis.com.