The International Parking Institute held its 2015 Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center from June 29th – July 2nd.
About 3,000 parking professionals from 40 countries attended the event to talk about new technology trends as well as sustainability issues for transportation and parking management.
Careers in parking management have grown with the transportation industry and now include job positions at municipalities, universities, airports and corporate campuses.
The company showcased an AC electric motor drive train and lithium-ion battery system that can convert Ford F-350 and F-450 trucks into electric vehicles.
The battery packs have 110 kilowatt-hours of capacity and are divided into four metal containers that are mounted to the vehicle chassis under the truck bed.
The AC motor drive train enables the truck to travel about 100 miles on a charge.
Charging ports on the vehicle can accommodate SAE J1772 AC Level 2 or CHAde Mo DC Quick Charge.
The 2.5 k W onboard charging system can recharge the through SAE J1772 port from a 110 VAC Level 1 system in about 10-12 hours or from a 220 VAC Level 2 system in about 5 – 6 hours.
The vehicle’s body is made from ABS thermoplastic and total vehicle weight with batteries is just 1058 pounds.
The My Car is being marketed as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle with a top speed of about 40 to 45 miles per hour but different states set speed limits for NEVs.
The Nevada law limits NEVs to public streets with a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour.
The DC Quick Charge feature can replenish the battery pack in about 2.5 hours.
Phoenix Motorcars also introduced an electric shuttle bus that is currently being employed at Los Angeles International Airport based on a similar drive train.
Zenith Motors from Kentucky also exhibited an electric shuttle bus with an AC motor drive train that employed a lithium-polymer battery pack capacity up to 62 kilowatt-hours. federal tax credit for battery-powered vehicles are driving the growth of the electric bus market in that state, allowing regional transportation systems to save as much as 60% of the purchase of a 0,000 Zenith Motors electric bus.