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Azure sells 29 transit connect electric vans across Europe, North America

ABR Staff Writer Published 13 December 2011

Azure Dynamics, a provider of hybrid electric and electric components, has sold 29 Ford Transit Connect Electric van, including eight units in Europe and 21 units in North America, which includes a 3 unit reorder from Johnson Controls.

The company said it has agreements with over 150 Ford commercial truck dealerships in key markets across North America, 90 of which support sales and service activities for Transit Connect Electric and in six countries throughout Europe representing 13 dealerships with 57 store locations

Azure CEO Scott Harrison said this follow-on order from Johnson Controls further demonstrates the value the Transit Connect Electric brings to customers who have shorter delivery routes and frequent stop and go driving conditions.

"Fleet operators and small businesses worldwide increasingly recognize the value the Transit Connect Electric offers in helping them reduce cost and meet their environmental goals," Harrison said.

"With these new orders, our global Transit Connect Electric sales exceed $29m in less than 12 months of production.

"And, our network of over 150 Ford dealers continues to drive our sales growth while providing outstanding service for our customers."

The vans were sold to a variety of customers across North America and Europe as well as to a number of Ford commercial truck dealers who will use the vans as customer demonstrators to increase awareness and appreciation of the product.

The vehicle uses an advanced lithium-ion battery from Johnson Controls to achieve a range of 50 to 80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.