Tropos Motors eCUV

Tropos Motors expanding network for new eCUVs

Tropos Motors has a new line of street-legal ABLE electric compact utility vehicle (eCUV) offerings and three new commercial vehicle dealers to help move them after adding First Priority GreenFleet and Turf and Industrial Equipment Company to its expanding sales network.

The ABLE eCUV is a compact utility workhorse. With an on-road payload capacity of up to 1,100 pounds, a turning radius of 150 inches (12.5 feet), 775 ft-lbs of rear wheel torque and an estimated 144 MPGe, (up to 4.3 M/KwH) it’s tough enough for the big jobs, yet small enough to get into tight spaces, the company said.

It has a top speed of up to 35 mph as defined by local laws, or up to 40 mph off-road.

“We’re always looking for new, high-quality vehicles to deliver to our customers, and the innovative modularity and closed-door configurations of the ABLE is an ideal match,” said Alex Cherepakhov, CEO of First Priority GreenFleet. “We’re pleased to be one of the first to introduce the ABLE chassis and their various bed packages to U.S. fleets.”

First Priority GreenFleet, and Turf and Industrial Equipment Company provide Tropos with broad exposure to a wide market of electric truck fleet customers across the country, the company said.

“We’re pleased to have these dealers representing us to their large pool of customers,” said John Bautista, founder and CEO of Tropos Technologies and Tropos Motors. “They represent all the characteristics we look for in partners, including significant market share in major metropolitan areas and experience selling EVs to forward-thinking fleet customers who understand how beneficial electric is to their operations.”

As one of the leaders in the sale for a full range of zero and low-emission vehicles, First Priority GreenFleet brings to Tropos a wealth of experience in selling electric trucks and buses to fleets across the country.

With offices in Central California and New Jersey, the company aims to utilize their facilities, as well as those of the First Priority Emergency Vehicles division, to form a network of dealership and service centers to support the Tropos product line.

Since 1968, Turf and Industrial Equipment Company has supplied large corporations and educational facilities in Silicon Valley with a variety of vehicles, from landscaping maintenance, and utility vehicles, to vineyard and agricultural supplies and equipment. The company will fulfill dealer services for Tropos in the Peninsula, East, South and Santa Cruz regions of San Francisco Bay Area.

The ABLE chassis accommodates a variety of bed packages, from box truck and flatbed to sweeper and first responder vehicles for fighting fires or delivering emergency medical services. This includes the recently released EMSc, an emergency response vehicle with an enclosed area for patients and EMS attendants equipped with a variety of medical equipment.

In addition, the ABLE Easy-Swap option allows for customers to change out their bed packages and transform the ABLE to suit various activities.

“A flexible and modular eCUV, with the power and quality of a full-size truck, is something our customers have been waiting for,” said John Matheny, president of Turf and Industrial. “The ABLE product line, with its automotive-grade components and the Easy-Swap system, is ideally suited for our customer base, and we look forward to illustrating for them how the vehicles will contribute to their bottom line.”


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