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

BusCon opens 2017 Call for Papers

The deadline to submit your presentation idea is Jan. 20, 2017.

Man steals MTA bus from Staten Island depot again

The Staten Island resident took the bus on a nearly four-mile joyride, before abandoning it on a corner. It was unclear if he picked up or dropped off any passengers during his route.

TAPTCO, MSTCO create course to help drivers pass CDL test

The course is available in hard copy containing seven interactive CDs together with a trainer’s guide, a driver’s study guide, and a book of practice tests. Alternately, the course is available over the web through a learning management system, so that applicants can go through the training and practice tests from any location.

Canada's London Transit adding 28 New Flyer Xcelsior buses

The award is part of a contract extension from a Nov. 13, 2014 LTC contract, awarded to New Flyer, whereby a one-year extension on the contract was exercisable at the discretion of LTC.

Capital Metro retires last University of Texas shuttle bus

The fleet of burnt orange and white buses has served the UT campus since 1998 and has become a hallmark of Capital Metro’s longstanding partnership with the university.

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

Please sign in or register to .    Close