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Truck maker in Bay area?

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by vfx, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Heard on the radio a few days ago that there was a new truck maker in the bay area.

    Electric truck maker.

    I did a news search but found nothing. Anyone know about this?
     
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    Maybe.

    I got the impression it was more "truck-y".

    Funny, I was driving and sort of half heard the story and thought, "I'll have to check out the details of this one on ABG, etc." when I get home tonight."

    Weird to not find it.
     
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    Arrrg, no.

    I know Phoenix, saw my first one at the Ontario Auto show (Who knew?) It was around the corner for them.

    I would have recognized Smith from the UK as well. I lived in the Bay area over a decade and now in LA I have worked in Torrance and know that town.

    Sigh.
     
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    ...domenick points out a truck maker that plans to offer large trucks to do container shipping around ports (like Long Beach). Possibly what vfx heard (and I recall hearing about too), but they aren't in the SF Bay Area...

    Balqon Corporation Corporate
    1701 E. Edinger Avenue
    Unit E-3
    Santa Ana, California 92705, USA
    Telephone: +1 714 836 6344
    FAX: +1 714 836 6343



    By the way, those around SF frequently talk of "Bay Area" not always realizing that lots of other places also call themselves "the bay area" too.
     
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    Perhaps it was this Electroride Zero Truck?

    "...Electrorides will be offering the first U.S. built class 4 electric truck, the ZeroTruck™ this fall to fleet operators through its launch dealership South Bay Truck Center, Carson, CA...."

    Again - not the SF bay area "South Bay".
     
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    Ok, Now it's been so long and it was vague enough in the first place that I would not even know if someone called it.

    Good point about other "Bay areas" so I may have jumped to that, and also the Zero truck sounds like a good candidate though I was hoping that maybe they might have a week or two old press-release. That's usually how these news stories get picked up.

    If I have the power, I hereby release all from the search since I have already forgotten what I didn't know in the first place. :frown:
     
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