Wolter Group Named Midwest Distributor for Tropos Motors Lineup of Electric Compact Utility Vehicles

Wolter Group LLC, one of the Midwest’s largest material handling distributors, announces its partnership with Silicon Valley-based Tropos Motors, to sell and service Tropos Motors’ ABLE lineup of electric compact utility vehicles (eCUVs).

The Wolter Group, through their dealer network, will serve as the Midwest distributor for Tropos Motors full lineup of eCUVs. Wolter Group will assemble the vehicles in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The company seeks to assist businesses, universities, and municipalities to reduce their carbon footprint and to lower the total cost of ownership of their maintenance fleets.

Tropos Motors’ ABLE is a low-speed electric compact utility vehicle, which employs the latest electric vehicle technology. With its all-electric, street legal, zero-emissions design, it is targeted to sustainably replace larger vehicles, with virtually no tradeoffs.

​“The unified family of companies making up the Wolter Group is easily recognizable for their collective strength and rich history,” said John Bautista, CEO, Tropos Motors. “This partnership gives us access to a very large market that can benefit from the capability and versatility of our ABLE platform.”

“By transitioning fleets to from gasoline and diesel to electric vehicles, fleet managers reduce emissions, maintenance expenses, fuel expenses, and overall achieve a lower total cost of ownership,” said Jerry Weidmann, president, Wolter Group. “Additionally, often there are local and state incentives available to further offset the EV cost savings compared to internal combustion vehicles.

“Our team at Wolter Group looks forward to working with customers to help them right-size their fleet, saving money and reducing their environmental footprint,” said Weidmann. “We’re also seeking to further expand our dealer network throughout the U.S. to further support growing clean-energy initiatives.”

About Wolter Group LLC: Wolter Group LLC is a family owned and operated group of companies consisting of Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., Illinois Material Handling, Wolter Power Systems, Fleet Services and Ellis Systems. Through these businesses, the Wolter Group provides parts, rentals, service, and training as well as new and used sales of forklifts, aerial lifts, industrial utility vehicles, industrial engines and generators, pallet-rack systems, automated material handling solutions as well as fleet management services. The Wolter Group has a highly trained staff of 400 employees with an average tenure of 14 years of service who take pride in delivering superior service to more than 15,000 customers. To learn more, visit woltergroupllc.com or contact Caleb Emmer.

About Tropos Technologies, Inc. and Tropos Motors: Tropos Technologies, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based startup that manufacturers and distributes all-electric, street-legal vehicles, specializing in utility e-LSVs – electric low-speed vehicles – and trucks under the Tropos Motors brand. These vehicles are designed for corporate, fleet, first-responder, agriculture, last-mile delivery, and construction applications. Tropos employs the latest EV technology, experienced engineering, and modern-design aesthetics. The Tropos Motors ABLE™ is a full line of durable, versatile, and available eCUVs (electric Compact Utility Vehicles). The Tropos Motors product line is capable of handling large payloads and towing capacities and can operate in extremely tight quarters with a short wheelbase and turning radius. Tropos Motors eCUVs can be operated indoors, outdoors, and off-road. Available in countless configurations, their trucks are ready to work as hard as you do, no matter the job. For more info, visit tropostech.com or contact Jeffrey Esfeld at 206-228-5400.

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