Phoenix Motorcars wins California contract for electric Type A school buses

Phoenix Motorcars has won a two-year contract with the California Department of General Services that will enable school districts to procure the company’s Z600 Type A Cutaway Chassis electric school buses without having to go through a bid process.

Phoenix’s Z600 school bus is offered with both 90 kWh and 141 kWh battery pack options, and can be purchased with or without an ADA-compliant wheelchair lift.

Several incentive programs are available to help school districts with the upfront cost of electric buses. The California HVIP Program currently offers a standard incentive voucher for $99,000 for the Phoenix Z600, and up to $310,000 for eligible districts with the HVIP school bus set-aside. The EPA’s Clean School Bus Rebate Program offers $145,000 to $265,000 per Type A Cutaway Chassis school bus. Both programs are included in the California DGS contract, and Phoenix Motorcars is eligible to work with both HVIP and EPA programs.

“Phoenix is excited about its positive momentum in the electric school bus market,” said Denton Peng, CEO of Phoenix Motorcars. “This contract award will allow California schools to purchase our Type A with a Cutaway Chassis school buses easily and start cleaning the air quality for their students and communities.”

“With this contract, we can help schools of all sizes start electrifying their fleets and bring clean school buses into their districts while avoiding the cumbersome process of bidding for each procurement” said Thomas Allen, VP of Sales and Marketing.

Source: Phoenix Motorcars

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