Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Begins Transition to Zero Emission Fleet
GreenPower to Supply California School with Battery Electric Bus
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSX-V: GPV) (OTCQX: GPVRF) (“GreenPower”) announced today that Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has ordered a GreenPower Synapse Type-D all-electric School Bus. GreenPower, in conjunction with Creative Bus Sales, is working with several dozen other districts across the State of California to usher in a new standard in the zero emissions market.
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has a total enrollment of nearly 7,000 students in 11 schools and operates a fleet of over 30 school buses across California’s central coast. The district will become a regional leader and an early adopter of zero emission technology, proving that they put their students’ health and community well-being at the top of their priority list. This purchase will be made by taking advantage of a $220,000 HVIP voucher, provided by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”). The remainder of the purchase price will be covered by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s school bus grant program.
“Our purpose-built zero emissions Synapse school bus has generated a lot of excitement during our recent demonstrations,” said Ryne Shetterly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This all-electric school bus provides a safe, reliable and emission-free option for schools looking to help improve air quality for their communities while reducing operational cost at the same time.
The GreenPower Synapse Type-D battery electric bus line is the industry’s first purpose-built, zero emissions school bus to become commercially available. It is available as a fully ADA accessible school bus or a with a seating layout of up to 90 passengers.
For further information contact:
Brendan Riley, President
Ryne Shetterly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
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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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