ORANGE, Calif. — Adomani Inc., a provider of zero emission vehicle solutions, has been appointed an authorized factory representative in California for Type A, Type C and Type D all-electric school buses manufactured by Canada-based GreenPower Motor Co. Inc.
Adomani will leverage GreenPower’s expertise in developing and manufacturing a range of all-electric buses to supply increasing demand for clean powered transit solutions that are capable of fulfilling California emissions targets and stringent performance needs, company officials said.
Adomani will bring 50 GreenPower zero emission school buses into the state in 2016 and an additional 100 in 2017. The arrangement between Adomani and GreenPower allows for additional bus sales and the opportunity to expand into new states.
“California school districts are increasingly looking to replace traditional diesel-powered buses with zero emission vehicles that impact fuel costs, maintenance needs and community health,” said Jim Reynolds, CEO of Adomani, and a 14-year veteran in the school, commercial and transit bus industry. “Having the opportunity to provide new, purpose-built, all-electric school buses from a premier manufacturer like GreenPower will allow us to increase our ability to scale deployment and serve this growing market.”
“We were impressed by technology-driven Adomani and how it has carved out a market in the all-electric vehicle space as well as the electric hybrid arena, and look forward to partnering with them to increase the deployment in California of zero emission school buses,” added Fraser Atkinson, chairman of GreenPower. “This line of all-electric school buses, with a range of more than 100 miles on a single charge, is an ideal fit for this market.”
Through this partnership between Adomani and GreenPower, both parties will take an active role in the opportunity to speed the deployment of clean fleets of all-electric school buses, company officials said.