Azure Dynamics gets biggest order for hybrid-electric delivery trucks

Azure Dynamics, formerly of Toronto but now located in Oak Park, Michigan, announced today it has received a followup order from Puralotor Courier for 200 hybrid-electric delivery trucks, on top of the 205 trucks Azure has already delivered to Canada’s largest courier service. “The order represents a catapult into 2010 and beyond,” said Azure CEO Scot Harrison. “Our volume is up, costs are down, and we’re engaging new and repeat customers who increasingly understand our value proposition.” With this order, to be delivered in 2010, about 13 per cent of Purolator’s fleet is now composed of Azure’s hybrid-electric vehicles. Azure has been on a role, recently selling another 51 hybrid-electric delivery vans to FedEx and in October signing a deal with Ford Motor to come out with a pure battery-electric shuttle van in 2010.