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eSpotlight: Zeus Electric Chassis Inc.

Welcome back to eSpotlight, where we are giving our Partners, Members, Clients, and Preferred Service Providers a chance to tell their story about our work together and what they bring to the future mobility table. This week we have a very special guest post written by Robert Grinstead, Founder and CTO of Zeus Electric Chassis Inc., our newest commercial client announced earlier this week!

Zeus Electric Chassis Inc. (Zeus) is the only class 3-8 purpose-built, severe-duty electric truck solution in North America. Our mission is to design 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 e-mobility ecosystem, partnering with market leading technology suppliers, work truck OEM’s, upfitters, end-user fleets, and non-profit industry leaders with the mission of accelerating EV adoption nationwide. Zeus Electric Chassis Inc. is a Delaware corporation based in White Bear Lake, MN.

Helping Start-Ups Enter the California EV Mobility Market By Robert Grinstead, Founder and CTO, Zeus Electric Chassis Inc.

One of the goals of the California Mobility Center (CMC) is to alleviate barriers to entry for early-stage companies poised to make a difference in the e-mobility ecosystem. As a client of the CMC, Zeus Electric Chassis was able to leverage their network and expertise to develop a collaborative relationship with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

Now the team at Zeus is poised to secure the sale of their first five vehicles to SMUD. Zeus has developed a full electric medium-duty work truck solution that is designed to easily integrate with multiple vocational body configurations and auxiliary tool packages. With its innovative, ground-up chassis design – in fact, the only one of its kind in the US – and lots of early supporters, Zeus still faced the difficulty of navigating the byzantine network of the California mobility industry to bring their EV solutions to market.

Faced with the challenge of meeting their own carbon neutral goals and CA electric vehicle mandates, SMUD was looking to expand their EV flee