T3 Motion, Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TTTM, TTTM-U) announced on 17 June that additional multiple T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles (ESVs) will be deployed for security patrols in South Africa by the South African Police Force SAPS and Private Security Agencies. Units are currently deployed at the Presidential Estate and the Minister’s compounds in Cape Town as well as with the South African Revenue Service in various sea ports, land ports and airports for border patrol initiatives.
These recent strategic deployments of the ESVs complement the existing number of T3 Series units already deployed by the SAPS; an additional $416,500 order is set to ship incrementally to South Africa throughout the coming year, over and above their initial $391,000 demand.
“Over the past two years we have seen significant growth in our international business. Our strategy for 2011 was to increase our brand recognition even more within our existing international markets, while simultaneously focusing on new regions. These achievements are reflecting our targeted efforts,” said Ki Nam, T3 Motion, Inc. CEO. “The high demand for the T3 vehicles at high-profile venues and events worldwide has further endorsed the capabilities and practical design of the T3. We look forward to our growing partnerships in South Africa as well as many other developing countries.”
Dalo Nala of Intense Protection & Tourist Services – the exclusive distributor of T3 ESVs throughout South Africa – remarked that “the T3 Series vehicles are already creating enormous waves in South Africa. We are confident with the amount of interest in both the public and government markets. The high demand for this unique vehicle reflects the large market for clean-technology security products throughout South Africa. We look forward to a long partnership with T3 Motion.”
The T3 Series vehicles have been credited to be a necessary tool for crowd control, with its 9-inch platform allowing the driver to see and be seen, 25 km/h maximum speed, and commanding presence. In February, multiple iconic T3 ESVs were deployed for security patrols at the opening of the South African Parliament in Cape Town. It has been used for crowd control during other major events including The World Cup, Tour de France, the Rose Parade, the Super Bowl and the 2010 G20 Summit.
The cutting-edge ‘green’ technology provides a low cost of operation, at less than 10 cents per day and two re-chargeable, swap-able batteries, the T3 has 24/7 operation with unlimited range.