Revolution Motor Group

Revolution Motor Group

May 09, 2011 10:41 ET

University of Western Ontario Orders Electric Vans!

STOUFFVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Revolution Motor Group Inc. (RMG) is pleased to announce that the University of Western Ontario (UWO) has ordered 3 Vantage 100% Electric, Zero Emission Vans.

UWO's Roy Langille, Associate VP of Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services stated, "At Western we are committed to finding ways to demonstrate our desire to become a leader in sustainability. What better way to do this than in a vehicle that can help us reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, and help reduce operating costs at the same time."

Vantage vehicles operate for 1/10th the cost of comparable gas powered units. With the high cost of fuel and required maintenance, this can reduce operating costs by $4000 - $6000 per year per vehicle. And with zero tailpipe emissions, more than 9 tons of carbon dioxide is diverted from the environment.

UWO will take delivery of one passenger van and two cargo vans. The vehicles will be used in a staff car pool, by trade services in physical plant and by parking services. "We chose Vantage Electric Vehicles because of their ruggedness, ability to be licensed for road use, and the ability for use during the winter months.", said Mr. Langille.

About Low Speed Electric Vehicles

LSV's are regulated by Transport Canada with a top speed of 40 km/h. They are designed primarily for use in controlled environments by government and commercial entities such as municipalities, universities, provincial parks, airports, military bases and entertainment venues. As a 100% electric, zero emission vehicle, Vantage trucks are most often chosen to reduce carbon emissions and operating costs or provide a highly visible example of environmental stewardship. Each Vantage LSV can reduce annual carbon emissions by more than 9 tons.

xcAbout Revolution Motor Group

Revolution Motor Group is a privately owned Canadian corporation with head offices in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada. As the exclusive Canadian distributor of Vantage electric vehicles, RMG is focused on the development of a national retail network and sales of an environmentally friendly line of vehicles.

As the former National Fleet Manager for ZENN Motor Company, Chris Strong brings valuable experience to RMG, "Most organizations have mandates to buy green, but their vehicles must still have a reasonable degree of utility and practicality. In commercial multi-user environments, vehicles are treated more harshly than you or I would treat our own cars. So an electric vehicle has to be tough and offer cargo and passenger capacity. We chose Vantage because they fit this description to a T".

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