Vicinity Motors Corp., formerly Grande West Transportation Group, has received orders for 10 Vicinity Lightning EV buses from its U.S. distribution partner ABC Companies.
The new Vicinity Lightning EV bus brings a unique 28-foot, low-floor offering to the U.S. market. With a flexible floorplan utilizing proven components such as BMW sourced battery packs, modules, and components, public and private customers will be able to offer zero-emission transportation to a variety of passengers.
The 10 new Vicinity Lightning EV orders, which are the first from ABC, are scheduled to be delivered to the company in the third and fourth quarters of 2021 for resale into the U.S.
In February, ABC entered an agreement with Vicinity Motors to distribute its full line of products, which currently includes the Vicinity heavy duty mid-size bus, the Vicinity Lightning EV, and Vicinity LT light duty models in the U.S. The Vicinity line fills key transit and private shuttle roles within the ABC vehicle portfolio, enhancing its offerings to current customers while expanding sales further into the U.S. transit market.