Complete Coach Works (CCW) VP, sales and marketing, Macy Neshati recently appeared on Jay Leno’s Garage to discuss the company’s all-electric, zero-emission city bus conversion process.
The ZEPS bus is expected to reach a range of between 120 miles to 150 miles and features a highly integrated design with fewer parts for convenient and fast installation; an integrated controller, with built-in energy management functions; computer-controlled synchronous clutch for long life; and regenerative braking capability all within a compact design, ideal for retrofit purposes.
The remanufactured bus, built to like-new condition, includes numerous updates, including lightweight composite subfloors and brand new flooring; an all-new multiplex system and wiring; completely remanufactured suspension and brake system with all moving and wear items replaced; a differential that is remanufactured to OEM specifications; a like-new interior with new seat upholstery as well as refinished side and ceiling panels; and a redesigned dash featuring a touch screen energy monitoring system.
With the help of a CALSTART grant that was directed to Washington state by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Richland, Wash.-based Ben Franklin Transit is working with CCW to put the first ZEPS bus into revenue service later this year.
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