Bus

Azure Dynamics opens London headquarters

Posted on March 15, 2011

Azure Dynamics Corp., developer and supplier of hybrid-electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, opened its new European headquarters office in North London on Tuesday, to support its sales and marketing efforts for the new all-electric Ford Transit Connect, which is scheduled for European production in June.

Transit Connect Electric offers a unique combination of driving dynamics, cargo capacity, accessibility and low costs of operation. It can achieve a range of 50 miles to 80 miles, depending on auxiliary power usage and drive cycle, and has a top speed of 75 mph. The lithium ion battery is rechargeable in approximately six hours using a 230-volt outlet.

Azure’s new European facility will be responsible for all European operations including engineering and program coordination, manufacturing activities, sales, and marketing and service support. The North London facility, located in Arlington Business Park in Stevenage, has a 4,800-square-foot office space and a workshop area that can accommodate Azure vehicles along with key diagnostic equipment for vehicles and electric powertrain components. The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) helped Azure Dynamics Ltd. locate the facility.

Azure selected a European-based manufacturer to upfit the Transit Connect Electric and expects to announce the partnership upon the completion of the terms.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

MV Transportation wins contract to operate Calif. bus services

Will maintain the City of Santa Clarita's fleet of over 100 vehicles, providing transportation for three million passengers, annually.

Maryland adding 70 New Flyer clean-diesel buses

Each bus is equipped numerous safety features including security cameras, an audible safe turn alert system, and curbside and street-side turn aid lights, as well as a factory-installed driver’s barrier to increase bus operator safety.

BYD to deliver first electric buses to Montreal and Longueuil, Canada

Order puts Société de transport de Montréal and the Réseau de transport de Longueuil ahead of new carbon pollution regulations.

WMATA awards new Va. bus facility contract to Transdev

The move is expected to control cost growth while delivering quality service and preserving current employees’ jobs.

Amazon investing $1.5M to boost Seattle bus frequencies

The investment seeks to help add 22 more weekday bus trips for a period of two years on some of the city's busiest routes, which is the equivalent of adding 1,700 more riders.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation