GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has announced that its EV350 40-Foot All-Electric Transit Bus has outperformed its original range expectations. The zero-emission vehicle recently traveled 205 miles with 50% SOC (state of charge) remaining battery-pack power after the trip.
The GreenPower EV350 was recently purchased by Porterville Transit, and was driven under its own power from the San Joaquin Valley to Newport Beach to showcase the vehicle at the CALACT Spring 2018 Conference.
To get to Newport Beach, a driver had to travel over California's Grapevine, notable for having far steeper hills than would be typical for a transit route. This means the bus not only outperformed its range expectations but did so along a more demanding route than its typical duty cycle.
"This is a monumental achievement, not only for GreenPower, but for the industry. We drove this bus 205 miles over steep and varied terrain to reach the conference. Even after that lengthy trip, half of the battery power remained," said GreenPower's President Brendan Riley. "GreenPower has raised the bar for the whole industry as this range allows our bus to meet 98% of transit properties daily route needs."
GreenPower expects to deliver three more buses to Porterville by the end of May and the remaining five buses by the summer.
About GreenPower Motor Company Inc.
GreenPower designs, builds and distributes a full suite of high-floor and low-floor vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, and a double decker. GreenPower employs a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric buses that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions. GreenPower integrates global suppliers for key components, such as Siemens or TM4 for the drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements. For further information go to www.greenpowerbus.com
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GreenPower Motor Company
Brendan Riley, President
Elevator Communications, LLC
John Reed, Media Relations
Source: GreenPower Motor Company Inc
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