GILLIG LLC and Cummins Inc. announced today the GILLIG zero-emission battery electric bus, powered by Cummins, is now available and will be on display at the APTA Mobility Conference May 20-21 in Louisville, Kentucky.
“As the leading provider of American-built buses, GILLIG is excited to expand our portfolio by offering the market’s most comprehensive battery electric bus solution. This best-in-class bus is designed on our proven Low Floor platform, which offers the highest-quality, most reliable bus while retaining fleet commonality,” said GILLIG President and CEO Derek Maunus. “With more than 200 years of combined experience, GILLIG and Cummins have a long history of collaborating to adopt new technologies and innovate power solutions for transit applications. This new offering is continued evidence of our commitment to do so.”
The zero-emission battery electric bus incorporates the Cummins electrified powertrain, which features remote diagnostics and over-the-air connectivity and is backed by Cummins’ unparalleled support network and service training programs. The bus initially incorporates the standard 444 kWh battery capacity (six packs) and supports charging interoperability via industry standards. Variants will include a 35-foot version and opportunity charging.
“Our Battery Electric System is another example of Cummins unrelenting commitment to quality, dependable products,” said Julie Furber, VP, Electrified Power, Cummins. “We’re deeply committed to understanding our customers and their unique needs and providing market-leading solutions that enable their success.”