Cruise Car Solar Electric Vehicles Taking Low-Speed Transportation Entirely Off-the-Grid

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Cruise Car today announced that many users of the company’s ‘All American’ solar electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) are reporting that after their initial full capacity charge they are able to drive up to ten miles daily without having to recharge their vehicles using external power sources. The onboard solar panels are producing enough charge to keep the All American’s at a state of full charge, eliminating the need for remote charging stations and the attendant infrastructure.

“Improved vehicle systems - more efficient motors and transmissions and more powerful solar panels - allows drivers of 10 miles or less daily to take their Cruise All American solar/electric vehicles totally off the grid." - Cruise Car GM Adam Sulimirsk

Cruise Car, Inc., (http://www.cruisecarinc.com) the leading supplier of solar electric vehicles in the USA, today announced that many users of the company’s ‘All American’ solar electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) are reporting that after their initial full capacity charge they are able to drive up to ten miles daily without having to recharge their vehicles using external power sources. The onboard solar panels are producing enough charge to keep the All American’s at a state of full charge, eliminating the need for remote charging stations and the attendant infrastructure.

“Particularly in this environment of rapidly rising gas and energy prices, being able to take a facility’s low speed transport needs totally off-the-grid represents a huge savings in not only fuel costs but also the vehicle support infrastructure – no remote charging stations, wiring, etc.,” said Ken Chester, president of Cruise Car Inc. “Our All American welded aluminum space-frame and aluminum-alloy extrusions not only eliminate rusting, a huge problem in seaside environments, but the lighter weight has yielded the additional benefit of extending the All American’s range. This off-the-grid capability is not just a valuable savings, but is also vital in instances where transportation is mission critical non-withstanding grid outages.”

“Hearing from some of our customers that they have not needed to charge their All Americans since initial delivery was quite frankly very pleasant feedback for us,” said Cruise Car general manager Adam Sulimirski. “We knew that in addition to improving performance of vehicle systems and individual components – integrating more efficient motors and transmissions and more powerful solar panels – that we had also lightened the vehicles considerably. The combination of all these factors has resulted in a real benefit for our users – allowing some of them to take their electric vehicles totally off the grid and reducing their transportation energy costs to zero. When you add in the 30 percent federal tax grants that are now available and our proprietary leasing program that allows tax exempt organizations to benefit from the grant, we are providing significant economies for users of low speed vehicles.”

Cruise Car engineers and manufactures the All American in Sarasota, Florida with up to 50% recycled or certified remanufactured parts and materials integrated on welded aluminum space frames with custom aluminum-alloy extrusions. Covered by a new vehicle warranty, the All American meets the requirements of Executive Order 13514 mandating that government agencies reduce vehicle fleet petroleum use by 30 percent by 2020 and increase recycling and waste diversion by 50 percent by 2015. The ‘All-American’ Line is GSA Schedule approved and Cruise Car has received orders from many branches of government as they work to attain these sustainability goals for Federal agencies.

About Cruise Car Inc.
Cruise Car is the market leader in GSA schedule-approved solar electric transport solutions for municipalities, military bases, college campuses, corporate parks, resorts, federal agencies and planned communities. Planning engineers are now including Cruise Car solar/electric carts in their multi-modal transportation street designs for municipalities and communities seeking to integrate alternative transportation models to reduce carbon emissions and protect their environment. Cruise Car Inc. builds and sells more solarized low speed vehicles than all others globally. There are over 24 models available –from light utility and 2 to 14 passenger transporters. Cruise Car provides real value – strong, reliable, easy to maintain, low maintenance vehicles all made in the USA. The aluminum vehicle chassis eliminate rusting, a significant benefit in seaside or corrosive atmosphere environments. 0ptional removable hard doors and utility box configurations are available and solar power assist reduces energy consumption, lowers carbon footprint and offers off-grid driving. (http://www.cruisecarinc.com)

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