SMUD Unveils Electric Service Truck and Pilot Plans



By Skip Descant


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The next generation of bucket and service trucks used by the utility industry are being developed from a former army depot in an industrial zone of California’s capital city, where they are being use-tested by the local utility provider.


Zeus Electric Chassis Inc. unveiled its base electric vehicle to reporters Thursday from the California Mobility Center (CMC), a nonprofit support organization for early stage companies looking to innovate in the electric transportation space.


The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), a not-for-profit electric provider for 1.5 million customers across a service area of 900 square miles, will begin a pilot project to deploy and test five of the new vehicles.


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