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GreenPower's EV Star passes FTA's Altoona testing

Posted on February 26, 2020

The 25-foot EV Star is an all-electric, zero emission bus that seats up to 19 passengers with an operational range of up to 150 miles. GreenPower

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc.’s EV Star, a purpose built, all electric, Class 4 passenger shuttle, has completed the Federal Transit Authority’s (FTA) Altoona testing, and is currently waiting for the final report and certification from Altoona.

Altoona testing is designed to determine how well the vehicle will withstand the grueling requirements of transit duty. It focuses on aspects such as maintainability, reliability, safety, performance, structural integrity, energy economy, noise, and emissions. Traditionally, potential buyers look at an Altoona-tested vehicle with a sense of comfort knowing that its design has been rigorously tested. Widely considered the gold standard of how transit properties perceive a product’s viability, the Altoona test is required by the FTA for transit properties to leverage coveted federal funding incentives for vehicle purchases.

The 25-foot EV Star is an all-electric, zero-emission bus that seats up to 19 passengers with an operational range of up to 150 miles. The EV Star comes with a standard J1772 level 2 and CCS DC level 3 fast combo charge system, allowing for optimal flexibility in route planning for any duty cycle. The versatile vehicle can be used for microtransit services, paratransit, vanpool, shuttle, school, employee transportation, tourist operations, or cargo transport.

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