GreenPower Motor Company
GreenPower Motor Company Inc. is a Canadian electric bus manufacturer. The company fabricates multiple models 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 and zero-emission.
In 2014, GreenPower launched the EV350: a 40-foot, all-electric, transit bus deploying electric drive and battery technologies with a lightweight chassis and low-floor body. GreenPower’s buses are based on a flexible, clean-sheet design and utilize a custom battery management system (BMS) and a proprietary Flex Power system for the drive motors. The EV350 has a range of over 185 miles (300 km).
GreenPower delivered North America's first purpose-built double decker, the EV550, to CVS Tours in Victoria, British Columbia, which began service in October 2016. The EV550, which seats 100 passengers plus standees and has a range of over 300 miles (482 km), transports hundreds of cruise ship passengers a day.
The same year, the company finalized the acquisition of a 9.3 acre plot in Porterville, California to build a 150,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The facility is slated to begin operations in late 2017.
The company announced its suite of high-floor products in fall of 2016. Marketed under the name 'Synapse', the line includes a range of all-electric school and shuttle buses. In August 2017, the company announced commitments for 11 Synapse 72 school buses between six schools in the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
In March 2017, the City of Porterville announced an order to purchase 10 GreenPower EV350s and relevant charging infrastructure for deployment on all nine of its transit routes. This deployment, scheduled to begin toward the end of the year, will completely electrify the city's fleet, making it the first all-electric municipality in North America.
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