Technology

GreenPower set to triple electric bus production

Posted on August 28, 2018

Total investment in the manufacturing facility is expected to be $6 million to $7 million, which the company plans on funding from operating cash flow over the next few years.
Total investment in the manufacturing facility is expected to be $6 million to $7 million, which the company plans on funding from operating cash flow over the next few years.

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. plans to triple production capabilities of its zero-emission all-electric buses. The company has leased a facility with over 50,000 square feet in the City of Porterville, Calif., as a manufacturing and assembly center, which will open on Oct. 1, 2018.

Initial production will focus on EV Stars and then Synapse Type-D school buses. Should GreenPower reach full capacity, it could lease additional space to increase the size of the facility to over 90,000 square feet. The lease is for a term of four years with an option to extend the term for an additional three years.

“With our current order book with over 120 buses and growing, this additional facility will allow us to meet our production demand. The close proximity of this location to our current and under construction production sites also helps ensure we maintain simplified and efficient logistics.” said Brendan Riley, president of GreenPower. “We are on track to produce 25 buses per month by the end of this fiscal year.”

The company currently operates out of a 20,000-square-foot facility in Porterville. The property will be retained for additional service and office space. Over the past year, the GreenPower has completed plans for the civil work, obtained a grading permit, and submitted plans for the construction of a 144,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on the 9.3 acres owned by the company. All three phases are scheduled to be completed by 2020, with the first phase consisting of 50,000 square feet to come online next year.

Total investment in the manufacturing facility is expected to be $6 million to $7 million, which the company plans on funding from operating cash flow over the next few years.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (2 Comments)

More News

The Netherlands tops list of countries most ready for AV technology

The country, ranked number one for a second year, is working with neighbors to adopt autonomous vehicle technology for freight.

Report finds 'Transit Leaps' needed to properly integrate with AVs

Ideal scenario for public transit planners would be an optimized, dense, and always available transit network that is also affordable.

Goodyear, Local Motors join forces on autonomous shuttles

Allows Goodyear to study the operation and maintenance areas that need to be addressed when there is no driver at the controls.

ElDorado National fuel-cell buses now eligible for California incentive program

The U.S. designed and built bus has more than one million miles of transit validated service using the BAE Systems electric propulsion system.

Pace named Chicago Area Clean Cities' clean fuels champion

In 2018, Pace completed a CNG station and facility build out to support their recent deployment of 91 CNG buses.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (2)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation