Vicinity Motor Corp., formerly Grande West Transportation Group Inc., received an initial order from Calgary Transit for 14 Vicinity Lightning™ EV buses valued at over $6 million.
Calgary Transit connects people, communities, and businesses across Calgary through cost-effective, sustainable public transit. In 2020, Calgary Transit provided 51.1 million passenger trips with a fleet of 1,048 high-capacity, heavy, medium, and light duty buses. Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) committed $7 million to the City of Calgary’s overall battery-electric bus pilot project.
The order of 14 new Vicinity Lightning™ EV buses are for delivery in 2022 to Calgary Transit, with the option to purchase supplemental vehicles at a set price over a five-year period.
“Calgary Transit is one of Canada’s leading transit authorities, with a strong commitment to reducing vehicle emissions and environmental impact,” said William Trainer, Founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp. “This first order marks the beginning of a valuable partnership with Calgary Transit as they diversify their fleet and mitigate exposure to energy and carbon costs."