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Burlington Hydro Receives First Commercial Fleet EV in Canada
In brief: Burlington Hydro of Ontario, Canada has taken delivery of the first all-electric vehicle for a commercial fleet application in Canada. The REV 300 ACX is a refitted Ford Escape from Rapid Electric Vehicles.
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Make/Model: REV 300 ACX / Ford Escape
Manufacturer: REV / Ford
The SUV is being used as a demonstration project to study the operating characteristics of an electric vehicle (EV) fleet in practical working conditions.
The REV 300 ACX will be part of a one year study conducted by the University of Waterloo under funding from Transport Canada. The study will map recharging patterns, usage characteristics, drive-cycles, and more of the EV to better optimize fleet EVs for Canadian use.
The REV ACX is a Ford Escape refitted with Rapid Electric Vehicle's drive train. This includes a 125kW AC motor, a single-speed eGearDrive system, and lithium batteries.
The ACX has a 99 mile range and a top speed of 89mph. Charge time is about 4-5 hours (to full) at 240V.
And so ...
Canada's first fleet electric, but certainly not their last.
Photo credits: Burlington Hydro / REV
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