ELECTRIC VEHICLES Morgan Hill-based Tropos Motors recently unveiled two compact utility commercial vehicle concepts in Las Vegas. Submitted photo

Morgan Hill-based Tropos Motors teamed up with Panasonic to unveil two compact utility commercial vehicles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9.

The Connected Right-Sized Emergency Firetruck production concept was revealed: a Tropos Motors fire truck outfitted with a Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G1 Tablet to track or receive emergency information. All trucks would be equipped with Panasonic’s OneConnect analytics to provide battery/maintenance health as well as tampering and theft analytics.

A full-size fire truck could cost as much as $500,000, according to Tropos, and the Tropos FRV fire truck is one-tenth of the cost. These trucks have a footprint that fits on the width of a typical cart path.

The electric fire truck was named one of the “Best of CES” by Reuters.

The Connected Last Mile Refrigeration Cargo was also unveiled on the exhibit floor: a Tropos Motors’ Hussmann cold chain cargo truck outfitted with small compartment RADBD Vacuum Insulation Panel insulated coolers.

“The goal is to address the needs of businesses that depend on small commercial vehicles with a practical and efficient solution,” John Bautista, founder and CEO of Tropos Motors, stated in a press release. “With an ability to accommodate both large and purpose-built payloads, our vehicles are created with versatility in mind to fulfill the requirements of any corporate, first-responder, agricultural or last-mile application.” 

Tropos Motors manufactures and distributes all-electric, street-legal vehicles, specializing in utility electric low-speed vehicles.

Fit Body Boot Camp opens

Fitness franchise Fit Body Boot Camp recently opened in Morgan Hill at 1295 E. Dunne Ave., Suite 120.

The new gym is owned and operated by California natives Jenn and John Fagan, and Jenn’s parents Armando and Carol Garcia. 

Jenn Fagan, a health and wellness enthusiast, played softball and volleyball for San Jose City College and received her kinesiology degree from San Diego State University. She has experience as a personal trainer as well as operating a tech company since 2003. 

John Fagan grew up playing baseball and was drafted out of San Jose State University by the Houston Astros, for whom he played six seasons.

“Fit Body Boot Camp is an adaptable workout for all fitness levels, which is why we’re excited to bring it to the Morgan Hill community,” John Fagan stated in a press release. “We love the welcoming community and that each session is only 30 minutes, since everyone can make time for a 30-minute workout.” 

Fit Body Boot Camp Morgan Hill will have sessions scheduled in the mornings and evenings. The coaches use low-risk exercises and minimal equipment to emphasize the natural fat burning of the human body.

Fit Body Boot Camp was founded in 2009 by personal trainer and fitness industry icon Bedros Keuilian. It now has more than 800 locations across the country, including one in the United Kingdom.

For information, visit fitbodybootcamp.com/10375-morgan-hill-ca or call 408.290.0102.

Pizza franchise celebrates new Morgan Hill spot

Mountain Mike’s Pizza recently opened in the Condit Shopping Center, 17020 Condit Road, Suite 120.

The new 2,600-square-foot location is owned and operated by Robby Basati, a Morgan Hill local, Mountain Mike’s Pizza multi-unit franchisee in both Northern and Southern California and appointed area developer for the brand in the Inland Empire. Basati also owns locations in Hollister, Prunedale, Salinas and Seaside, and plans to open new locations in Temecula and Perris by the end of the year.

“At Mountain Mike’s Pizza, we’re known for our fun, family-friendly atmosphere and delicious pizza, and I’m proud to make it even more convenient for guests to enjoy our famous crispy, curly pepperonis where I live in Morgan Hill,” Basati stated in a press release. “Whether you’re stopping by to watch the big game with a group of friends, ordering carry-out for a family dinner or placing a delivery order for a solo night in, our freshly made pizza and top-notch customer service never disappoints. We look forward to delivering great pizza experiences and being an active part of the local community for many years to come.”

The opening marks the second Mountain Mike’s in Morgan Hill. The other restaurant is located in the Tennant Station shopping center.

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Erik Chalhoub joined Weeklys as an editor in 2019. Prior to his current position, Chalhoub worked at The Pajaronian in Watsonville for seven years, serving as managing editor from 2014-2019.


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