Calif.’s Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) deployed its initial delivery of six GreenPower EV Stars for its new on-demand microtransit service in which customers use a smartphone app to request shuttle rides within a designated area.
AVTA operates a fleet of approximately 100 buses and services a population of just under a half million residents in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as other portions of Los Angeles County. In 2016, the agency was the first to announce a commitment to transitioning 100% of its fleet to zero emissions battery-electric vehicles. The EV Stars sold to AVTA were previously on lease to Green Commuter, North America’s largest all-electric vanpool fleet operator.
GreenPower has leveraged its flagship EV Star Platform with four distinct models serving the cargo, delivery, and microtransit markets. The EV Star is the only bus in its class that comes with a standard J1772 level 2 and CCS DC fast combo charge system, allowing for optimal flexibility in route planning for any duty cycle. The bus is eligible for a base voucher of $90,000 from the California HVIP program and an additional voucher of $10,000 when the vehicle is operated in a disadvantaged community.