Vicinity Motor Corp. announced the expansion of its strategic U.S. distribution agreement with ABC Companies.
The ABC distributorship supports Vicinity's focus on U.S. expansion to market the Vicinity™ heavy duty mid-size bus, the Vicinity Lightning™ EV and the VMC Optimal EV S1 low floor shuttle bus to new and existing customers.
Under the expanded agreement, ABC will distribute Vicinity's product portfolio to 18 states covering key population centers across the country important to VMC's growth markets. The Vicinity line fills in key transit and private shuttle markets within the ABC portfolio of new vehicles for these locations, enhancing the offering to current customers while expanding to other sectors.
In conjunction with the new agreement, ABC has contracted to order 18 VMC Optimal S1 shuttle buses and three Vicinity™ Classic buses — in addition to the previously announced order for 10 Vicinity Lightning™ EV buses slated for delivery in 2022.
"Our partnership with ABC continues to evolve as we expand our already robust North American footprint and broad product portfolio," said William Trainer, founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp. "This new agreement will allow them to now market the VMC Optimal EV S1, a fully-electric low floor chassis built on the E450 frame that enables zero-emission operation for an extensive range of market segments including commercial trucks and buses, ambulances, recreational vehicles, and fleet trucks. We look forward to continuing our sales momentum with ABC in the coming months as we strive to generate sustainable value for our shareholders."