Built on the commonized Optimal platform technology, and based on the Ford E-450 cutaway chassis, E1-R features the same battery-electric performance, safety, and durability found in our E1 chassis, but with the flexibility of converting vehicles already operating in your fleet.
Have a sustainability goal you're trying to achieve? Looking to minimize operating costs and capitalize on the performance advantages that come with EVs? Any fleet electrification goal is within reach when you partner with Optimal.
We are making fleet electrification easy and achievable, and accelerating the transition to clean commercial vehicles. Our platform gives you the features, performance, and safety you want, built on vehicles you already have.
We provide an alternative to new vehicle production, lowering the barrier to electrification for any fleet.
A repowered fleet lowers the total cost of ownership with reduced maintenance and operational costs while delivering an improved, yet familiar driving experience.
With over 35 years of OEM-level engineering from Optimal behind the design, and nearly 4 decades of engineering, manufacturing and conversion experience from Fontaine Modification, E1-R is produced with the highest level of precision and efficiency.
We will work with you every step of the way to ensure your fleet conversion needs are met.
Shared with S1, Optimal's halo product, and E1, our electric cutaway chassis, the Optimal Platform Technology also underpins E1-R with its innovate packaging enabling clean, quiet, safe and dependable operation.
Optimal supports everything from service to charging infrastructure, ensuring your repowered fleet exceeds expectations.
From our production methods to our material selections, we're always reducing waste and emissions. We operate in a category that desperately needs help performing on both.
Not only are emissions reduced by removing the ICE powertrain, but the greenhouse gas created in the production of the chassis has already been accounted for. With E1-R, we're introducing a repower product that recycles old vehicles and opens up a wider range of options for our customers resulting in more EV adoption, fewer emissions, and better performing vehicles.
Fontaine Modification brings nearly 4 decades of industry-leading engineering, manufacturing and system integration experience, proving to be the right partner to integrate the E1-R solution into a variety of commercial vehicle applications including school & shuttle buses, delivery vehicles and specialty vehicles. Fontaine Modification is North America’s most comprehensive provider of post-production truck services for original equipment manufacturers, dealers, and fleets, and together, we're making electric commercial vehicles accessible to all fleet managers and operations.
Through our partnership, we’re able to offer nationwide repower production facilities, making the receipt and delivery of your fleet easier and more economical.