Electric school bus and transit bus manufacturer GreenPower Motor Co. has announced a dealership agreement with ABC Bus Inc. that will cover New York state.
The agreement provides for 100 of the manufacturer’s vehicles to be purchased by ABC Bus over the next 36 months, including the purchase of two EV Stars within 30 days, according to a news release from GreenPower.
Founded in 1950, ABC Bus has over 500 employees and 10 locations across the U.S. The two companies are prepared to capitalize on the various funding programs across New York state, including the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP) administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, which provides incentives for up to $100,000 of the purchase price for Class 4 battery-electric trucks and transit buses and up to $90,000 of the purchase price for Class 4 battery-electric school and shuttle buses.
“The state of New York has set an ambitious goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Transportation is the low-hanging fruit and New York can immediately begin making progress towards this goal by deploying GreenPower zero-emissions vehicles within their fleets,” said Brendan Riley, president of GreenPower. “By partnering with ABC in this territory, our future customers will be taken care of by one of the most respected transportation solutions providers in the country. We are excited to hit the ground running with initial deliveries beginning this year and expected to accelerate thereafter in early 2021.”
Part of the NYTVIP requires a physical location and service support component to be eligible to access funding. After several months of working through the logistics of bringing on a new dealer for this region, GreenPower and ABC are ready to begin pursuing this market, according to the electric bus manufacturer.