ev Transportation Services, Inc. (evTS), an electric vehicle manufacturer focused on the essential services and urban mobility markets, announced in January 2021 that Ernie would be endorsing the company’s flagship all-electric, FireFly ESV lightweight commercial utility vehicle and serve as Global Brand Ambassador.
The multi-year agreement allows evTS to utilise Ernie’s name, endorsement and likeness in connection with the advertisement, promotion and sale of evTS’ vehicles.
“We are proud to have excited the interest in our vehicle by such a well known and talented sportsman,” said evTS Chairman and CEO David Solomont. “It is an honor to be associated with a gentleman who is respected not only in South Africa, but throughout the world for his competitive spirit, genuine personality and extensive philanthropic work.”
Ernie said, “We’ve been in talks with evTS for a while and I’ve been seriously impressed by the company’s products and services, as well as its focus and ambition in the specialty vehicle market. We all know where the world is heading in terms of the switch to electric vehicles and we feel evTS has unique opportunities and competitive advantages in the commercial sector. It’s exciting for me to be able to jump on board and I look forward to working with the team and proudly representing the company on my travels around the world.”
evTS is a specialty vehicle manufacturer that produces purpose built, all-electric lightweight commercial utility vehicles and provides fleet management solutions. The Boston-based company is currently focused on the essential services transportation and urban mobility markets, which represent an annual domestic replacement market of approximately 100,000 vehicles, or roughly $2.5 billion annually. End user applications for the company’s vehicles include parking management, security and perimeter patrol, parks and sidewalk maintenance, utility meter reading, property and building management, airports, seaports, sanitation, university and corporate campuses, and last mile on-demand urban delivery.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.evts.com.