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Invest in SOZ EV

One-stop sales, financing, repower, maintenance, and charging for EV trucks and buses

FIRST GOAL HIT (You can still invest)

$69,000

raised from 13 investors
INVESTMENT TERMS
10% of revenue 3.0X payback multiple Revenue Share Loan
$2.5K, $25K
LEAD INVESTOR
Founder of CAM Ventures, LLC
SOZ EV provides locally based services for the commercial fleet operators that are currently transitioning their diesel-powered vehicles to electric powered engines (EVs). These services include converting to electric, servicing EV trucks, providing electrical parts, EV software support, EV truck sales, leasing, and charging stations for medium-duty EV trucks and buses. The electrification of freight is coming. Medium-size electric trucks could see a 15x increase by 2025 as favorable operating economics drive adoption. Relative to traditional diesel-powered trucks, electric trucks offer several benefits including, reduced fuel costs, lower maintenance costs (given fewer moving parts to service), less specialized equipment and labor needs, longer warrantied lifetimes and steadily declining battery costs. Trucks are the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector; the electrification of freight will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. SOZ’s market strategy is to make this EV transition as simple and affordable by providing a one-stop, reliable turnkey solution. Initially, SOZ EV will be “re-powering” used diesel-powered aka “internal combustion” trucks because re-powering is less expensive and greener than purchasing a new electric vehicle. This proven, re-powering technology has already been licensed to SOZ EV. Moreover, new medium-duty trucks are not even available currently – so the initial focus on re-powering will establish SOZ’s market presence now. Later, as the new medium-duty EV trucks develop, SOZ EV will be prepared to expand it’s business model to cover both used and new EVs. SOZ EV will be well positioned to participate in the rapid growth trajectory in this underserved segment of the EV market. SOZ EV will be adding “green-color” jobs in each service center, with positive environmental impact and economic development. Reliability is a key service attribute for commercial fleet operators. Commercial operators count on their vehicles for their daily business livelihood. SOZ service centers will be small and strategically located close to commercial operators. Operators can count on SOZ EV to maintain a reliable fleet as they transition to EV. These SOZ EV service centers will be located along major transportation and logistics corridors in the US where many commercial truck operators have their depots. For example, SOZ’s current headquarters is in College Park, MD on the I-95 corridor between Baltimore and Washington DC. SOZ’s first service center is in Kansas City, MO right beside the I-70 and I-435 corridors. SOZ EV’s initial markets will be second-tier cities that are traditionally overlooked by emerging technology service providers. Finally, there is a lot of hype now about the future of commercial EV trucks and buses. But there is no hype about SOZ EV trucks. They are here now. SOZ EV has a Class 6 truck in service in Kansas City, MO. In addition, SOZ EV has an exclusive license agreement for the re-power (conversion) kits of an extremely popular class 3-4 truck model. These kits will be shipping in early Q3 2022. SOZ will be re-powering its own trucks and its customers’ trucks this fall.

Highlights

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Repowering in-use vehicles to electric; cheaper, greener and faster to market than new.
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Trucks and buses are the largest contributor to transportation CO2. EV trucks to be 42% of market by 2030
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Green Collar Jobs: Industrial jobs with environmental and economic development impact.
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EV trucks and buses have reduced fuel costs, lower maintenance costs and less specialized equipment needs
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A Qualified Opportunity Zone Business
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"Truck-as-a-service" business that eliminates the high upfront costs with a transition to electric
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Stong government incentives to convert to EV trucks and buses

Our Founder

It is a very rapidly growing market segment and we have licensed unique technologies. By SOZ EV's committed capital sources, we can invest in the capital assets necessary for EV adoption. This will dramatically lower the up-front EV cost to commercial fleet operators. Commercial trucks are the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

Commercial EV Trucks and Buses Are Now Real and Affordable

COMMERCIAL EV TRUCKS AND BUSES AS A SERVICE 

  • Availability: Medium-duty EV trucks, buses ready and conversion kits ready for sales
  • Repower:  Convert your new or in-use truck or bus to EV.  We can repower at your shop or at one of our local authorized mechanics
  • Maintenance: Local mechanics are ready to maintain and repair your electric vehicle to minimize any downtime for your vehicle. 
  • Financing: Equipment financing is available to our customers
  • Charging: Charging stations installation and servicing for our customers

ELECTRICATION OF FREIGHT: Medium-size and heavy electric trucks could see a 15.0x increase by 2025 as favorable operating economics drive adoption. Relative to traditional diesel-powered trucks, electric trucks offer several benefits including: ​

  • Reduced fuel costs​
  • Up to 20% lower maintenance costs (given fewer moving parts to service) ​
  • Less specialized equipment and labor needs, longer warrantied lifetimes and steadily declining battery costs.​
  • Local expertise and vehicle reliability are the keys to EV fleet adoption.
    • Authorized SOZ Service Centers to mininize downtime for our customers
    • Authorized SOZ Sales Representatives to help customers customize vehicle specifications to customer requirements 

2022 INITIATIVES 

  • Q1: Initial Funding, 1st Demo Acquired, Conversion Kit Licensee, Kansas City Location
  • Q2: Design of Class 3/4 Conversion
  • Q3: Build of Class 3/4 Demo; Design of Type A/C/D School Buses
  • Q4: Class 3/4 Road Tour; Build of Type A/C/D Demo, Second Location, Sales Team

SOZ STRATEGIC PARTNERS

At this time, the key to success in the commercial EV truck and bus business is actually having vehicles!  There is a lot of hype in this industry at present.  But not at SOZ - WE HAVE VEHICLES and more on the way.  

  • Our technology development partner ELO was the first to convert an 80 passenger Type D Bluebird school bus to 100% electric. This same team was also the first group to repower a Ford 150 to 100% electric. SOZ has an exclusive arrangement to with ELO to repower new AND in-use trucks and buses.
  • Our local sales and mechanics provide services that are conveniently located to our truck and bus fleet operators.  Authorized SOZ Sales Representatives help design a specific solution to meet the operators' EV needs. Authorized SOZ Mechanics assemble, install and maintain our vehicles in locations convenient to the fleet operators. Through this collaboration effort, SOZ will be creating the green-color jobs of the future in this emerging industry.  

SOZ LLC has entered into a technology license agreement with Monfort Technology, the licensor,​ to sell their EV conversion kits. Monfort Technology owns the patent.

Overview