GREENPOWER ANNOUNCES FIRST SALE OF AN EV250 TRANSIT BUS
GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQB: GPVRF) (“GreenPower”), has sold an EV250 all-electric bus to Twin Transit Agency, a public transportation provider in the State of Washington.
During their evaluation process Twin Transit identified significant fuel savings in operating the EV250 compared to a traditional diesel bus. Based on current diesel prices, Twin Transit estimated that a diesel bus costs approximately $74 per day to operate based on fuel costs alone. Twin Transit has estimated that the EV250 all-electric bus would cost $10 per day for electricity.
The EV250 is an all-electric bus measuring 30 feet in length, 8 ½ feet wide, 10 ½ feet high, and for Twin Transit was configured to accommodate up to 20 seated passengers plus standees and has 210kWh of batteries. This bus is fully accessible with a low floor design, kneeling capabilities, wheelchair ramp and is configured for two oversized wheelchairs, and special mobility aids. The EV250 is versatile as it can fulfill the requirements for transit agencies, shuttle operations and tour operators, as well as special situations.
The delivery of the EV250 is slated for the end of 2016 and is subject to the completion of the Altoona test.
GreenPower Motor Company Inc. develops electric powered vehicles for commercial markets. GreenPower offers a range of electric powered buses deploying electric drive and battery technologies with a lightweight chassis and low floor or high floor body. GreenPower’s bus is based on a flexible clean sheet design and utilizes a custom battery management system and a proprietary Flex Power system for the drive motors. GreenPower sources and integrates key vehicle components from global suppliers, such as Siemens for the two drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems.