Under this arrangement, 10 Balqon Model XE20 30 ton capacity electric yard tractors will be leased to T&K Logistics, Inc., the provider of logistics services to Ford Motor Company and manager of on-site transportation of trailers and containers at the Wayne Facility.
"Ford Motor Company is a leader in the introduction and implementation of clean technologies throughout their manufacturing process and our vehicles can provide additional reductions in the carbon footprint of the manufacturing plant," said Balwinder Samra president and CEO of Balqon Corporation. "Our vehicles are designed to be charged by solar panels mounted on the rooftop of this industrial plant, making this the first large-scale, clean energy, zero emissions technology demonstration for heavy duty trucks."
"We are proud to provide the first application of zero emissions electric vehicles in the automotive assembly environment," said Kelley Stewart, president of T&K Logistics.
T&K Logistics, Inc. Based in Northeast Ohio, T&K Logistics, Inc. specializes in switching, shuttle and yard management services. The company provides services from consulting and management to fully-manned and maintained equipment and software, using patented yard management systems and methods to drive efficiencies essential to successful time-critical movement of freight. T&K Logistics, Inc. is woman-owned (NWBOC 5948).
Balqon Corporation Headquartered in Harbor City, California, Balqon Corporation (OTCBB: BLQN) is a leading developer of heavy-duty electric trucks, tractors and electric drive systems. The company uses its proprietary flux vector control technology to design propulsion systems for 10 to 50 ton capacity vehicles and material handling equipment. Balqon Corporation’s product line of tow tractors equipped with Lithium batteries are designed to transport containers at ports, marine terminals, rail yards, warehouses, intermodal facilities, military bases and mail facilities.