Adomani Inc. has received letters of intent for 25 GreenPower all-electric school buses from nine school districts in California, GreenPower announced last week.

The letters of intent are primarily for EVS 03 (Type C) all-electric school buses as well as several EVS 01M (Type A) all-electric school buses.

“The market acceptance of the all-electric school bus is indicative by the short time it took to get these letters of intent,” said Jim Reynolds, CEO of Adomani. “The demand is clearly there as school districts are ready to add electric school buses to their fleets and replace older, high-polluting diesel buses.”

The nine school districts are situated either in the South Coast or San Joaquin Valley air basins, which are both pursuing diesel school bus emission control strategies in conjunction with ongoing funding and grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California State Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, and the California Air Resources Board.

GreenPower's EVS 01M all-electric school buses are configured with a wheelchair lift and space for up to four wheelchairs. The EVS 01M and EVS 03 incorporate in-wheel drive motors and battery management systems, providing a range of 100 miles on a single charge, according to the company.

Late last year, Adomani was named an authorized factory representative in California for GreenPower all-electric school buses.

That agreement with Adomani "has continued to be an exceptional partnership, enabling us to rapidly pursue market opportunities in California,” said Phillip Oldridge, CEO of GreenPower. “We look forward to working with these school districts as they explore options to reduce diesel emissions. We expect as the transition to electric picks up momentum, that we will continue to see increased adoption of our all-electric school buses.”

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