Presentation on theme: "Who is Azure Dynamics? Azure Dynamics is the industry leader in hybrid electric and electric powertrain solutions in the Class 3 & 4 vehicle segment."— Presentation transcript:
1Transit Connect Battery Electric Vehicle E450 Balance PLUG-IN Hybrid Electric VEHICLE
2Who is Azure Dynamics?Azure Dynamics is the industry leader in hybrid electric and electric powertrain solutions in the Class 3 & 4 vehicle segment.
3The Azure BrandAzure Dynamics (AZD) is a leader in the development and commercialization of technology for highly-efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly hybrid electric and electric powertrain solutions.Headquartered in Detroit with offices inVancouver, Boston, Toronto and the UK• AZD’s history dates back 20+ years (formerly Solectria) •• 100+ engineers/techs comprise one of the largest, most experienced, hybrid-electric & electric powertrain groups worldwide •• Over 25 million miles of “on the road” experience •
4What We BuildParallel Hybrid Mechanical connection between engine and electric drive motor which is also used as a generator during brakingElectric Battery stored energy drives vehicle – zero tailpipe emissions
6Transit Connect Electric Ford Motor Company, collaborating with Azure Dynamics, introduced an Electric Transit Connect commercial van to market in 2010.Dual BadgeAzure has integrated its proprietary Force Drive™ battery electric drivetrain into the Transit Connect Electric.
7Transit Connect Electric Transit Connect Electric will build on the existing business relationship between Ford and Azure as well as their shared experience with the battery supplier, Johnson Controls-Saft.
8Transit Connect Electric What is it? Ford’s first dedicated small commercial vanVersatileSpaciousHard-workingProvenElectric
9Transit Connect -- History Over 600,000 sold since 2003 to customers in 58 countries on 3 continents (gas version).Introduced to North America in 2009; has proven to be a big success.Designed, engineered and manufactured on a dedicated global commercial vehicle platform to meet tough commercial vehicle durability standards.
10Battery Electric -- Why Buy? Car-like driving dynamics, cargo capacity, accessibility, low purchase and operation costs.For commercial users traveling predictable, short-range routes with frequent stop-and-go driving in urban/suburban environments, a BEV makes sense.For customers seeking sustainable mobility solutions, the Transit Connect Electric provides a zero emissions option.reduced operating costsenvironmentally friendly
12Transit Connect Electric --Specifications battery electric propulsion system upfitted by azd28 kWh lithium ion battery supplied by Johnson Controls-SaftDriving range up to 80 miles (UDDS cycle)Charge time 6-8 hrs w/240V/30ATop speed 75mphAble to ascend a 20% gradeAmbient operating temp -30F to 120FWEIGHTS/PAYLOADGVW 5005 lbsPayload 1000 lbs (est)Interior cargo volume 135 cu ftsafetyFMVSS certifiedCollapsible steering columnTire pressure monitoring systemDriver and front passenger airbags and front seat side impact airbagsattributes114.6 in wheelbase with high roofXLT trim packageVan or wagon available2nd row sliding doors, both sidesExterior rear panel for advertisingSome power reduction may occur above 110F. Lower ambient temperatures require preconditioning.Specifications are preliminary and subject to change at introduction.
13Johnson Controls-Saft Transit Connect Electric uses the same proven battery technology on the road today in Ford's Escape plug-in hybrid.AZD is now using Johnson Controls-Saft lithium-ion batteries for its E450 Balance HEV. The shared supplier business relationship provides additional synergy between Ford and AZD for Transit Connect EV.
14Transit Connect Electric Program Timing Feb 2010 Introduced at Chicago Auto ShowMay 2010 Priority production "Slot List"Sep 2010 Drivable demosDec 2010 First units to Lead CustomersApr 2011 Start of full productionWill be sold by Azure with Ford'ssupport via selected Ford dealers
15Balance™ Hybrid Electric Stripped & Cutaway Chassis
16AZD’s Value Proposition Challenges commercial fleets face today…Fuel costs are high and going higherGreenhouse gas regulations are a big issue and getting biggerMaintenance costs increasingAZD is part of the solution!30-40% Increase in fuel economy30% Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions30% Reduction in maintenance costsEven more improvements for PHEV!
17Ford E450 BalanceTM Hybrid Parallel hybrid technologyAnti-idle compliantOnly hybrid in its class with engine-off capability as standardOnly gasoline-powered hybrid in its classE85 compatibleMeets Buy America/ADA7 yr/200,000 mile Altoona-tested
18Ford E450 BalanceTM Hybrid Base SpecificationFord E450 Chassis14,050 lbs GVWRShuttlebus or truck158” and 176” wheelbase5.4 Liter V8 gasoline engine5 spd automatic transmission
19BalanceTM Hybrid System Layout Energy Savings Pie
20AZD’s Growing BalanceTM Hybrid Customer Base Commercial truck (over 500 operating/on order)FedEx, Purolator Courier, AT&T, Cintas, ConEdShuttlebus (over 180 operating/on order)On state contracts in IL, MI, KY, WI, MNTransit agencies in Seattle WA, Dallas/Fort Worth TX, central CO, Daytona Beach FL, southwestern OH, western NCIKEA employee shuttle in OntarioSchool district in Napa CANY City area towns and hospitals
21BalanceTM Hybrid Fuel Economy and Emissions (non-PHEV) Fuel economy and emissions testing obtained through use of Ford dynamometer at Ford’s engineering centerSample load cycle designed to simulate a NYC urban drive cycleEmissionsHC (g/mile)CO (g/mile)NOx (g/mile)CO2 (g/mile)NYCCBaselineFuel Economy0.253.300.771703Hybrid0.162.790.281238Percentage Improvement34.1%33.5%15.3%63.4%27.3%
22Balance™ Hybrid Electric Plug-In Plug-in version of Azure's Balance Hybrid Electric E-450 in development nowDemo vehicles 3Q2011, available for sale starting 1Q201214kWh JCS lithium-ion batteryBlended EV range of 10 miles"Smart grid" interface
23Balance™ E450 Hybrid System Summary 25% less engine runtime = 25% less maintenance30-40% MPG improvementEVEN BETTER FOR PHEV!!E85 capableAnti-idle compliantAuxiliary systems supported with engine off (12V loads, air con, heat, power steering, power brakes)75% brake wear reduction – regenerative braking3X improvement in starter motor life3X improvement in 12V battery life