- The FireFly ESV is a highway-legal, application specific, essential services vehicle that is also all-electric with zero emissions
- The vehicle uses the safest lithium-ion battery technology with an expected lifespan of 10 years and a longer operating time per charge
- The 2021 FireFly ESV promises to be the best equipped ESV model yet
Boston-based ev Transportation Services (“evTS”), a specialty vehicle manufacturer providing all-electric lightweight commercial utility vehicles and fleet management solutions, is changing how essential services management and urban e-mobility markets are handled via its highly versatile flagship product, the Firefly ESV (essential services vehicle).
To promote the FireFly ESV, ev Transportation Services announced in January 2021 that legendary golfing pro Ernie Els of South Africa would be serving as the FireFly Global Brand Ambassador (https://ibn.fm/mix0o).
Els is a former number one golfer with 72 professional career victories, including four Major Championships and two World Golf Championships, is also well known for his groundbreaking charitable work and fundraising efforts. Under a multi-year contract, evTS will utilize the golf star’s name, endorsement, and likeness in connection with the advertisement, promotion, and sales of evTS vehicles.
A highway-legal, three-wheeled commercial utility vehicle designed with performance and versatility in mind, the FireFly can be equipped with a number of application specific accessory options, such as License Plate Recognition systems and traffic safety features like directional emergency light bars. The vehicle’s modular bed comes in many purpose-built variants configured to meet the customer’s specialized use requirements, including features such as:
- Basic flatbed
- Electronic lift dump
- Lockable storage with ladder racks
- Insulated food delivery
- Mission specific EMS inserts
- Van (package delivery) box
- Refuse collection tipper
- And many other requested configurations
As an all-electric vehicle, the FireFly ESV uses the safest lithium-ion battery technology currently available (LiFePO4, Lithium Iron Phosphate). This chemistry provides superior acceleration, a lighter weight design, improved energy-efficiency, and is highly reliable. A proprietary battery management system maintains and monitors the battery, ensuring optimal performance, charging, and range, with an expected lifespan of up to 10 years.
Unlike other vehicles that have been manufactured in the same class, the FireFly’s 102 Volt, 63 HP rated power train, makes it 15% more powerful than the current competition. The Integrated Drive System(TM) features a variable-rate electronic drive technology that optimizes speed and range – up to 100 miles or more per charge, travelling at electronically governed speeds exceeding 50 mph.
With technology like the evTS Data Acquisition System (“eDAS”), and the evTSCONNECT vehicle management portal, fleet operators can collect various performance data and statistical information about their FireFly ESV fleet. They can also track the vehicle’s movement through GPS monitoring and monitor the state of the battery charge.
evTS Chairman and CEO David Solomont said, “It is an honor to be associated with a gentleman who is respected not only in South Africa but throughout the world for his competitive spirit, genuine personality, and extensive philanthropic work.” Els voiced appreciation for evTS’ products and services and the company’s focus and ambition in the specialty vehicle market. “We all know where the world is heading in terms of the switch to electric vehicles and we feel evTS has unique opportunities and competitive advantages in the commercial sector,” he added.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.evTS.com.
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