Vicinity Motor Corp. announced the receipt of over $15.5 million in new purchase orders from three Québec, Canada transit operators for a total of 38 Vicinity Classic buses, according to the company’s press release.
Robert Paquette Autobus et Fils Inc. ordered 18, Transcobec (1987) Inc. ordered 11, and Autobus Yves Seguin et Fils Inc. ordered nine Vicinity Classic buses. The buses will all be in service with Canadian public transit agency EXO.
“Our Canadian market leadership in the mid-sized heavy-duty segment continues to drive robust revenue and growth,” said William Trainer, founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp. “Vicinity’s strong position in Canada is a testament to our flagship status and large base of satisfied, long-term customers. We look forward to servicing countless travelers throughout Quebec with these exciting new bus orders.”
These orders are for delivery in 2022 and will join the current operating fleet of 79 Vicinity buses in the Province of Quebec.
The Vicinity will serve the cities of Oka, St-Joseph-du-Lac, Pointe-Calumet, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Doux-Montagnes, Saint-Eustache, Boisbriand, Sainte-Thérèse, Blainville, Rosemère, Bois-de-Fillions, Saint-Jérôme, and Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.
“We are leveraging the strong sales of Vicinity buses to position us for early leadership and growth for our electric vehicle offerings including the Vicinity Lightning EV and VMC 1200 Class 3 Truck,” Trainer said. “Both of our EV product lines are showing accelerating momentum with firm orders of 29 Vicinity Lightning EV buses currently in production, with many more that we believe will be ordered in the near-term. We believe our wide lineup of both traditional and electrified vehicles will allow us to further expand our market share throughout North America, addressing all opportunities and helping to create sustainable value for our shareholders over the long-term.”
Vicinity Motor is a supplier of electric, CNG, gas, and clean diesel vehicles.