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Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

Things are looking up for Azure Dynamics these days. After inking a deal to help Ford with the development and production of the Transit Connect BEV next year, the company has a new order for its hybrid delivery vans. FedEx has signed up to take on another 51 of the vans based on Ford's E450 cutaway chassis. Once the new vans are delivered by the end of this year, FedEx will have 325 hybrid and electric vans in its fleet and its Bronx, New York facility will be the first all-hybrid depot in the

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The University of Alberta has purchased four hybrid electric delivery vans from Azure Dynamics to use for mail deliveries around the campus. The four vehicles will be running a route that includes 100 buildings and 1,000 pickups and deliveries every day. The Balance hybrid from Azure Dynamics uses an electric motor mounted halfway along the drive shaft to provide electric assist, low speed electric only drive and regenerative braking capability. An integrated starter/generator provides automatic

Even though some people within Ford think hybrid trucks are a "publicity stunt," the heavy-duty hybrid van maker Azure Dynamics knows that it can still count on FoMoCo for some hybrid help. Azure announced this week that it has signed new Sales & Service agreements with some Ford dealerships to work on the company's Balance Hybrid Electric commercial trucks. Azure Dynamics will now work with eight more Ford dealerships around the country (see a full list after the jump), bringing the total t

Azure Dynamics announced yesterday that the company will supply 1,000 drive systems for electric cars (including motors, controllers, gearboxes and DC-DC converters) to Electro Autos Eficaces of Mexico ("EAE"). These components will be integrated into Nissan Tsurus (i.e., Sentras) that are being converted from petrol to EV, and used by the municipal fleet of Mexico City. Where the batteries will come from was not declared. The deal is valued at more than CDN$7.0 million. Azure is based in Toront

The United State Postal Service announced yesterday that they would be testing an electric hybrid delivery vehicle in the Boston area. The van was converted by Azure Dynamics Incorporated, Boston.