A-Z Bus Sales Announces New Service Manager for their Sacramento Service Center Location

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COLTON, Ca. (August 25, 2014) — A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation and fire apparatus solutions, announce the hiring of Chris Fernandez as their Sacramento Service Manager. Chris’s responsibility includes leading the Sacramento service department to greater performance, growth, and improved customer service.

Chris joins the A-Z Bus Sales team with over 30 years of maintenance industry experience in the California region. In his last position, Chris served as the California Sales Representative for FleetNet America, a third-party management company that coordinates maintenance management services for commercial fleets. While serving as sales representative, Chris increased brand awareness and directly impacted annual sales through fleet customer acquisitions. “Working closely with fleet customers in the maintenance industry has helped focus my knowledge in leading a team of service technicians to greater performance and improved customer service,” said Chris. “I’m real excited to be part of the A-Z Bus Sales team and look forward to working with the service employees and customers.”

In a previous role with United Airlines, Chris was directly responsible for assembling a Special Route Team of technicians that accomplished the post-911 cockpit door upgrades in half the time that was estimated by engineers, saving the company money. “The Sacramento location and service team members are excited to welcome Chris and his leadership and management expertise,” Said Danny Hetzler, General Manager for A-Z Bus Sales in Sacramento. “His talent and passion for customers fit perfectly with A-Z Bus’ Core Values.”

Chris lives in Lincoln, California. He has been married for 23 years and he and his wife, Maria, have two teenage children. Chris likes European cars and enjoys working on his 1999 BMW M3 and is also an avid reader.

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Specifications
Base Chassis
Ford F-550 (regular cab)
GVWR
17,500 - 19,500 lbs
Minimum Wheelbase
217 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
Level 2 (6.6 kW, 13.2 kW optional)

DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW)

Connector J1772 CCS-1 Combo
All Electric Range*
100 miles
Battery Capacity
122 kWh
Charge Time
(Level 2 at 6.6 kW)

15.5 hours

(DC Fast Charge at up to 80 kW)

2 hours
Maximum Speed
65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power
241 HP (180 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)
811 lb-ft (1100 Nm)
Warranty
• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty

• EV Conversion: Lightning Systems standard warranty

(Powertrain and battery 5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics
• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior
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Base Chassis
Ford E-450 Shuttle, Cutaway, Stripped Chassis
GVWR
14,500 lbs
Minimum Wheelbase
176 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
Level 2 (6.6 kW) and Level 3 (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS-1 Combo
Efficiency
61 MPGe / EPA City and 66 MPGe / EPA Highway
All Electric Range*
80 miles     |     120 miles
Battery Capacity
86 kWh     |     129 kWh
Charge Time
(Level 2)

11.25 hours     |       16.75 hours

(DC Fast Charge)

1.5 hour          |        2.25 hours
Payload and Passenger Capacity**
7,980 lbs     |       7,200 lbs

(Weight of body is part of total payload)
Maximum Speed
65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power
241 HP (180 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)
790 lb-ft (1071 Nm)
Warranty
• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty

• EV Conversion: Lightning Systems standard warranty

(Powertrain and battery 5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics
• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior
Specifications
Base Chassis
Ford Transit 350HD Passenger Van
GVWR
10,360 lbs
Minimum Wheelbase
148 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
Level 2 (6.6 kW) and Level 3 (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS Combo
Efficiency
61 MPGe / EPA City and 66 MPGe / EPA Highway
All Electric Range*
60 miles     |     120 miles
Battery Capacity
43 kWh     |     86 kWh
Charge Time
5.5 hours (Level 2)     |       11.25 hours (Level 2)

1 hour (Level 3)           |       1.5 hours (Level 3)
Payload and Passenger Capacity**
15 passengers including driver
Maximum Speed
65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power
215 HP (160 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)
733 lb-ft (994 Nm)
Warranty
• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty

• EV Conversion: Lightning Systems standard warranty

(Powertrain and battery 5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics
• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior

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