AC Propulsion and development of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology

AC Propulsion, a global leader in electric drive development, design and manufacturing, announced that it has selected Southern California-based DRIVEN Public Relations and ZDS Communications to manage its public relations and marketing outreach initiatives.

AC Propulsion is recognized globally for its high performance electric drive systems found in many of today’s Electric Vehicles (EVs) such as the Tesla Roadster, eBox, MINI E and AC Propulsion’s own tzero™ sports car.

AC Propulsion stepped outside the typical agency selection process by engaging two partner agencies that have a track record of consistently delivering high-impact and targeted results in each category of public relations and strategic marketing.

"Our decision to go with two agencies was based on their ability to develop a unique and dynamic global communications foundation that shares our vision with the world," said AC Propulsion CEO Tom Gage. "They have the knowledge and expertise necessary to expand our brand in today’s constantly changing marketplace."

As a global leader in electric vehicle technology, AC Propulsion provides propulsion systems, engineering services and technology licenses to automotive and transportation clients throughout the world. In 1997, AC Propulsion introduced the original tzero™ sports car with performance milestones of 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and a range of 300 miles. In 2004, Tesla Motors licensed the tzero™ technology to propel the Tesla Roadster, launched in 2008.

In 2006, AC Propulsion created the eBox, the world’s first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capable electric vehicle. In 2008, AC Propulsion partnered with BMW Group to supply electric propulsion and battery technology for 600 MINI E electric vehicles. In 2010, AC Propulsion partnered with AutoPort to provide an electric vehicle conversion prototype for United States Postal Service for the possible conversion of its 142,000 Long Life Vehicles (LLVs) to plug-in Battery Electric Vehicles.

AC Propulsion is a global leader in the development, design and manufacture of electric vehicle technology. AC Propulsion’s proprietary tzero™ technology is a complete solution for electric vehicles, and can be customized for every class of electric vehicle, from a sports car to an SUV to an 8-ton city bus. AC Propulsion is also a leader in the research and development of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology and V2G-capable vehicles.