What do you do when you’re given a $1 million check to find an integrated Class 3-5 EV chassis? If you’re working with The Shyft Group, you ask for $8 million more to develop one yourself.
The Shyft Group is betting that by designing and manufacturing its own Class 3-5 Blue Arc chassis and bodies in-house from the ground up, using well-respected component suppliers like Dana for eAxles and Hendrickson for single leaf-spring suspensions, the company can lead the pack when it comes to electrifying commercial fleets. Considering the company recently secured an initial pre-order of 2,000 units from one of the largest dealer groups in the Carolinas, the strategy looks to be coming up roses.
To tell us more about designing and manufacturing an all-electric delivery walk-in van in-house, we invite Daryl Adams, The Shyft Group president and CEO, onto the show.
This is an audio-only version of our episode with Daryl Adams, The Shyft Group president and CEO. Go ahead, you’re already here – take a listen! But if you’re looking for moving pictures, click here.