Columbus, OH, September 16, 2020 – Two Men and a Truck Columbus is excited to announce it will deploy an all-electric Class 6 moving truck for its central Ohio operations – completely eliminating tailpipe emissions and significantly lowering operating costs. This project is in partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio and supported by grant funding awarded by the US Dept. of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office to demonstrate the viability of med-heavy duty EVs in vocational fleet applications. By utilizing a battery electric Class 6 moving truck powered by SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive® all-electric power-system, Two Men and a Truck Columbus will continue to provide the highest level customer experience, while significantly improving the company’s operational and environmental performance.
“Two Men and a Truck Columbus is excited to deploy its new all-electric moving truck,” said Justin Clarey, co-owner of Two Men and Truck Columbus. “The EV moving truck will provide a quieter, more cost-effective, and environmentally friendly experience for our staff and customers, helping Two Men and a Truck demonstrate advanced vehicle technology today as part of our dedication to our customers' experience.”
Two Men and a Truck is the fastest-growing franchised moving company in the country and offers comprehensive home and business relocation and packing services in 44 states. Woman-owned since 1993, they have decades of experience in home, business, and interstate moving, averaging nearly 9,000 moves per year. Two Men and a Truck can relocate your home or business across the street or across the country with their two Columbus locations, 39 trucks, and more than 100 employees who are dedicated to exceeding customers’ expectations every day.”
Two Men and a Truck will utilize SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive® 120b Electric Power-Systems to convert an existing Class 6 Freightliner M2 truck to run as a dedicated battery electric vehicle. SEA Electric is a mobility technology company specializing in the electrification of commercial vans, trucks, and buses around the world. “SEA Electric offers a full line of electrification solutions adaptable to Class 2b vans all the way up to Class 8 refuse trucks,” said David Brosky, Regional Director, SEA Electric North America. “SEA Electric is excited to partner with Two Men and a Truck, W.W. Williams, Clean Fuels Ohio, and the US Dept. of Energy to bring our best-in-class SEA-Drive® Power-System to the Midwest US.”
SEA Electric will work with W.W. Williams to up-fit and convert the existing diesel Freightliner M2 truck to a full battery electric vehicle. W.W. Williams is one of the nation’s most diversified solutions providers, offering customers with mechanical service and repair, power generation, transport refrigeration, warehousing, and logistics. “W.W. Williams has a long history of working with our customers and partners to convert and maintain alternative fuel vehicles,” said Jason Milligan, Branch Manager for W.W. Williams Columbus. “We’re excited to partner with Two Men and a Truck, SEA Electric, and Clean Fuels Ohio and to add Electric Vehicle technologies and conversions to the range of solutions available for W.W. Williams customers.”
Through this diverse partnership, the project will utilize commercially available EVs, EVSE, equipment, and facilities, as well as leverage app-platforms to ensure seamless technology deployment and demonstration. “This proof of concept aligns with our continued mission to be a trusted provider of innovative solutions and expands our network of partners in this rapidly changing industry,” said John Simmons, Chairman & CEO, W.W. Williams.
About Clean Fuels Ohio
Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO) is a U.S. Dept. of Energy Clean Cities affiliated nonprofit dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles to improve the transportation sector’s economic and environmental performance. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, our experienced staff have been the “go to” resource for assistance with implementing alternative transportation and efficiency solutions for the past 19 years.
About U.S. Department of Energy
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Vehicle Technologies Office Program Award Number DE-EE0008889. The U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office supports research, development (R&D), and deployment of efficient and sustainable transportation technologies that will improve energy efficiency, fuel economy, and enable America to use less petroleum.
About Two Men And A Truck
The Columbus location was founded in 1993 and is the second largest franchise in the Two Men And A Truck system while completing over 9,000 moves a year. Two Men And A Truck provides local or long distance moving for residential or commercial clients. In addition to moving, they can also provide packing, unpacking, storage or junk removal services to help their customers with all of the challenges that come with relocating. For more information, please visit: www.twomenandatruck.com/movers/oh/columbus.
About SEA Electric
SEA Electric is a global automotive technology company specialises in the assembly and electrification of 100% electric commercial vehicles around the world. They deal directly with companies (and work alongside automotive OEM’s and upfitting partners) to supply and licence their patented technology. For information about SEA Electric's 100% electric commercial vehicle range please contact David Brosky, Regional Director, SEA Electric LLC – firstname.lastname@example.org.
About W.W. Williams
Founded in Columbus, Ohio, in 1912, W.W. Williams is one of the nation’s largest sales and service networks of industrial power products. It offers service and repair, OEM product sales, and supply chain management solutions. Its products and service offerings include diesel engines, transmissions, truck repair, transport refrigeration, power generation systems, and supply chain logistics services. The company serves on-highway truck fleets, off-highway equipment users, Department of Defense, vehicle and equipment OEMs, commercial facility owners, and marine equipment owners. For more information, please visit: www.wwwilliams.com.