April 14, 2022

Zeus Electric Chassis Z-19 & Z-22 Receive Executive Order from California Air Resources Board 

Zeus Electric Work Trucks Now Available as Eligible Vehicles for CA’s Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Minneapolis, MN (April 12, 2022) – Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc (Zeus) announced they have been awarded an Executive Order (EO) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for their model year 2022 Z-19 and Z-22 all-electric work trucks.

SMUD Electric Work Trucks
First production trucks for Zeus Electric Chassis – purchaser SMUD received a $60,000 voucher for each truck through the HVIP program.

The Zeus Z-19 and Z-22 are all-electric cab-chassis designed from the ground-up to provide an uncompromising, severe-duty solution for vocational fleets transitioning class 5 and 6 diesel vehicles to zero-emission. The holistic design of the Zeus vehicle started with an understanding of the total cost of ownership (TCO) over the life of the asset. The Zeus cab-chassis is configurable to accommodate existing, proven OEM bodies and is built to out-perform diesel counterparts and increase long-term return on equity of the work truck.

“Obtaining our EO and becoming a participant in the California HVIP program are critical milestones in our business development roadmap”

Jim Steffes – Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development for Zeus

Tasked as the lead agency to oversee all air pollution control efforts in the state of California, CARB sets a high bar for vehicle emission compliance and documentation. The Executive Order is a written documentation of compliance with CARB regulations for vehicle emission standards, awarded to manufacturers for specific vehicle models and production years. Vehicles may be sold in California only if they have been awarded their EO after review by CARB. Zeus was issued EOs A-485-0001 and –0002 for the Z-19 and Z-22 on February 22, 2022.

Zeus Z-22 Electric Work Truck
Zeus Z-22 Electric Work Truck
Zeus Z-19 Electric Work Truck
Zeus Z-19 Electric Work Truck

Zeus announced in December 2021 that the Z-19 and Z-22 were in receipt of their EPA Certificates of Conformity, another essential milestone demonstrating regulatory compliance.

With these credentials in hand, and upon further review by CARB, the 2022 Zeus Z-19 and Z-22 have been included as eligible vehicles for California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). On March 30th the HVIP program released access to over $400M in voucher incentives for zero-emission vehicles. The class 5 Z-19 is eligible for a $60,000 voucher and the class 6 Z-22 is eligible for a $85,000 voucher. These incentives can be stacked with other local or federal funding initiatives.

“Obtaining our EO and becoming a participant in the California HVIP program are critical milestones in our business development roadmap” said Jim Steffes, Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development for Zeus. “The HVIP program is important as it incentivizes the transition to electric vehicles in the commercial transportation market. We’re pleased that customers interested in a Zeus chassis can now take advantage of this funding opportunity in California.”

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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 the California Air Resources Board

CARB is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of effective approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world. Their mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. CARB is the lead agency for climate change programs and oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.

Learn more at www.arb.ca.gov

About California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) plays a crucial role in the deployment of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies. HVIP accelerates commercialization by providing point-of-sale vouchers to make advanced vehicles more affordable. Launched by the California Air Resources Board in 2009, the project is part of California Climate Investments. HVIP is the earliest model in the U.S. to demonstrate the function, flexibility, and effectiveness of first-come first-served incentives that reduce the incremental cost of commercial vehicles.

Learn more at www.californiahvip.org

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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