(MENAFN Editorial) PORTERVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQX: GPVRF) ('GreenPower') announces the delivery of their first EV Star all-electric Min–eBus to the Port of Oakland, to be used as an employee and executive shuttle for on–property transportation. The delivery of the EV Star demonstrates the Port's long-term commitment to an expanded electrification strategy for the Port, their commercial real estate and Oakland International Airport.
The EV Star is an all–electric, emissions–free, 25-foot bus that seats up to 19 people, with an operational range of 125 to 200 miles on a single charge and a lifetime of 20+ years. The EV Star can also be configured to accommodate wheelchairs or mobility aids.
'This is absolutely the most exciting product I have ever been involved with. The EV Star will allow all types of customers to be part of the green, Zero Emission bus revolution,' said Ryne Shetterly, VP of Sales and Marketing at GreenPower. 'The Port of Oakland customer was extremely impressed with the overall quality and performance of this revolutionary bus!'
Shuttle operations provided by employers to their employees is one of the fastest growing sectors for all-electric buses, providing a unique growth opportunity for the EV Star.
On the delivery to the Port of Oakland, Brendan Riley, President, said: 'This delivery represents a milestone where an all-electric bus has been delivered 4 months after the order. Buses typically have a 12 to 18-month lead time after receipt of order.'
For further information contact:
GreenPower Motor Company
Brendan Riley, President
GreenPower Motor Company
Ryne Shetterly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Elevator Communications, LLC
John Reed, Media Relations
About GreenPower Motor Company Inc. GreenPower designs, builds and distributes a full suite of high-floor and low-floor vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, and a double decker. GreenPower employs a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric buses that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions. GreenPower integrates global suppliers for key components, such as Siemens or TM4 for the drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements. For further information go to Forward-Looking Statements
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