EVs Part of Electrify America's Green City Investments and Sac-to-Zero Program; Will Serve Franklin Boulevard Starting in Spring 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2020 / GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV:GPV) (OTCQB:GPVRF) ('GreenPower' or the 'Company'), a leading all-electric vehicle manufacturer, announces the delivery of three EV Star All-Electric Min-eBuses ('EV Stars') equipped with curbside wheelchair lifts to the Sacramento Regional Transit District ('SacRT') at the end of December 2019. This follows the prior delivery of six EV Stars to SacRT earlier last year. SacRT is utilizing the buses in its ride-share transit service called SmaRT Ride, in which customers request shuttle service with a smartphone app. SacRT is expanding micro-transit in its service area and plans to offer the SmaRT Ride shuttle service across 12 Sacramento communities.
'We're very excited to be delivering these three EV Star buses and expanding our relationship with SacRT,' said Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower Motor Company. 'SacRT has been an excellent partner and is a pioneer in the micro-transit space, and we are thrilled to now have nine vehicles operating within its SmaRT Ride service.'
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SacRT selected GreenPower to build the EVs after the transit agency was awarded a multi-million dollar investment in battery electric buses, shuttles and charging infrastructure by Electrify America, LLC as part of its larger Green City Initiative in Sacramento, CA.
Electrify America provided the funding for the three battery electric shuttles to replace the existing internal combustion engine micro shuttles that currently service the Franklin Boulevard Region as part of the SmaRT Ride service. Electrify America has also provided SacRT ultra-fast charging equipment to support the service.
'With California-based GreenPower delivering these EV micro shuttles, we are excited for SacRT to begin zero emission vehicle services in the Franklin Boulevard region this spring,' said Rich Steinberg, senior director of market, communications and Green City program for Electrify America. 'GreenPower's micro-shuttle design and technology are another key element to expanding electrified transportation across the Sacramento community.'
In addition to the shuttles, Electrify America's Green City Initiative also includes two new car sharing services, and state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging systems throughout the region. Electrify America's Green City Initiative was announced by the company and City of Sacramento officials in 2017.
The three EV Stars are equipped with curbside wheelchair lifts, ADA features, and two ADA spots. The 25-foot EV Star is the only bus in its class that was designed from concept as a battery electric vehicle and comes with a standard J1772 level 2 and CCS DC level 3 fast combo charge system, allowing for optimal flexibility in route planning for any duty cycle. The EV Star is eligible for a base voucher of $90,000 from the California HVIP program and an additional voucher of $10,000 when the vehicle is operated in a disadvantaged community.
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