GreenPower sells 10 electric buses to California city

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Canada-based GreenPower Motor Company has signed a contract to supply 10 of its EV350 40-foot electric transit buses to the City of Porterville, California.

The e-buses will be deployed on all 9 Porterville Transit routes. The $9-million order includes 11 charging systems to be installed at the city’s maintenance facility and transit center.

The first bus is to be delivered this fall, followed by the remaining 9 buses 3 to 4 months later. The city has an option to purchase an additional 20 buses on the same terms.

The EV350 bus features a 320 kWh LiFePO4 battery pack, and has an estimated range of 185 miles.

GreenPower offers a range of electric buses with both low-floor and high-floor bodies. GreenPower’s vehicles are based on a “clean sheet” design, and use a custom battery management system and a proprietary Flex Power system for the drive motors. Key suppliers include Siemens (drive motors), Knorr (brakes), ZF (axles) and Parker (dash and control systems).

 

Source: GreenPower via Green Car Congress

  • Ozzie Perch

    Cool 😎a contemporary copy of our bus built in 1999!

  • gizmowiz

    Even double decker buses with battery power should be very stable on the roads thanks to the huge weight near the axle line from the batteries which would weigh at least 4000 lbs. That’s a heck of a counter weight! A big safety factor–not even including the lowered fire risk.