Purolator orders hybrid electric vehicles from Azure Dynamics
TORONTO, ONT-Purolator Courier has placed a purchase order with Azure Dynamics for 115 new hybrid electric vehicles. This is a significant move toward Purolator's fulfillment of its commitment to replace its urban courier vans with more environmentally friendly vehicles. It also represents the first commercial production vehicles to be produced by Azure under a supply agreement signed by the two companies in September 2003. The deal calls for the replacement of up to 2,000 conventional powered vehicles with Azure powered hybrid electric vehicle technology. The new order follows a period of joint pre-production testing of Purolator vans outfitted with Azure powertrain technology. Deliveries of the first vehicles will begin in 2006.