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

Starcraft Bus named Ford's top volume pool account for 10th year

The company has purchased and sold more Ford E-Series chassis than any other bus manufacturer in North America since 2006.

Cummins announces new 'SmartEfficiency' initiative

The product improvement plan focuses on improved fuel efficiency, lower total cost of ownership and improved uptime.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

University of Washington researchers have developed an inexpensive system that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from passengers’ mobile phones and devices to collect better data about where bus riders get on and off, how many people use a given stop and even how long they wait to transfer to another bus.

'Off route' Calif. bus driver runs double-decker into bridge

According to the agency transit manager, the driver “got off route” and drove under the bridge, though why is still under investigation. The bus was out-of-service and had no passengers at the time.

BusCon 2016's Call for Papers

conference planning committee is working on the 2016 schedule and is looking for your ideas. If you would like to help lead the conversation as a presenter, we want to hear from you.

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