California city to deploy 10 GreenPower electric buses

GreenPower Motor Company electric bus

GreenPower Motor Company has announced that the City of Porterville will deploy 10 of the company’s EV350 40-foot electric transit buses, as well as charging infrastructure including 11 charging stations, supported by a $9.5-million grant from the California Air Resources Board.

CARB’s award to Porterville was one of nine awards from the Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot Program. Porterville Transit will operate all of the new buses on routes in disadvantaged communities – those most affected by air pollution.

GreenPower is also locating a manufacturing facility in Porterville – it recently acquired 9 acres, where it plans to build a 150,000-square-foot facility.

GreenPower’s EV350 features a 320 kWh LiFePO4 battery pack and two 85 kW Siemens drive motors, and claims 185 miles of range. The bus is based on a flexible “clean sheet” design and uses a custom battery management system and a proprietary Flex Power system for the drive motors. Other components are provided by suppliers such as Knorr (brakes), ZF (axles) and Parker (dash and control systems).



Source: GreenPower Motor Company