GILLIG is a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the U.S. and offers a portfolio of clean-energy propulsions. - Photo: Breslow Imaging

GILLIG is a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the U.S. and offers a portfolio of clean-energy propulsions.

Photo: Breslow Imaging

GILLIG announced it had completed production of its 100th battery electric bus at the company's headquarters on California Clean Air Day.

The bus is scheduled for delivery to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri in October. Metro Transit will have a total of 10 GILLIG battery electric buses in it fleet by the end of 2021.

“We set out to do whatever we could to make sure we had the best electric bus in the industry, and that is what we’ve done.” said GILLIG President and CEO Derek Maunus. “I couldn’t be prouder of the amount of hard work and energy that went into this accomplishment. This truly has been the most remarkable team effort.”

GILLIG’s current electric bus is a second-generation product built on the company’s Low Floor Platform. The bus delivers features a Cummins powertrain and is supported by Cummins service centers located throughout the U.S.

The battery electric bus completed testing with Federal Transit Administration’s Bus Test Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania, in July.

The company deployed its first-generation fuel cell buses in 2001 and now has more than 27,000 GILLIG buses in service.

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