Cummins and Gillig have announced the production of the 100th Gillig battery-electric bus built since the two companies began their collaboration on transit vehicles in 2019. The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri.
“We’re thrilled that our 100th electric bus is going to Metro, an agency that we have partnered closely with for over two decades,” said Gillig President and CEO Derek Maunus. “Our electric bus continues to set the standard for excellence in reliability, durability, cost-effectiveness and performance.”
Gillig’s second-generation electric bus, built on the company’s Low Floor Platform, incorporates the Cummins Battery Electric System, which features remote diagnostics and over-the-air connectivity. More than 50 transit agencies have purchased or ordered Gillig’s electric buses, and the company is currently booking new orders into 2023.
Gillig and Cummins have extensive experience in vehicle electrification. Gillig validated many of the technologies used in today’s electric buses through several generations of diesel-electric hybrid and overhead trolley electric buses. Gillig’s second-generation battery-electric bus was unveiled in 2019. Cummins demonstrated its first all-electric truck in 2017 after more than a decade of R&D, and has since delivered hundreds of electrified powertrains across a variety of applications.
“This is a great milestone for Cummins, Gillig and Metro Transit, but we are just getting started,” said Cummins VP Amy Davis. “Cummins is here to partner with customers to decarbonize and is committed to providing battery-electric solutions with the innovation, support and service that customers expect.”