November 30, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is proud to announce it is starting another project with Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (GTrans).
The project consists of the electrification of four buses of GTrans’ fleet. The buses will be rehabilitated and converted from gasoline hybrid to all-electric battery-powered engines using CCW’s industry-leading Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) technology.
This contract comes on the heels of a project CCW completed in December 2015 for GTrans, in which one gasoline hybrid bus was converted to ZEPS technology. The current project was awarded to CCW after GTrans received a California Energy Commission grant to upgrade four more of its hybrid buses to electric.
Kevin O’Brien, General Sales Manager at CCW, stated “With the evolution of greener fleets, this is an exciting time in the transit industry and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with such a great transit agency like GTrans. Their forward-thinking actions are something I admire.”
Ernie Crespo, Transit Director for GTrans stated, “We’re really excited to get delivery of these four buses and place them into service immediately. The community will instantly get a cleaner, quiet, and environmentally friendlier bus”.
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company. CCW is the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with more than 28 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of more than 350 experts committed to customer service and satisfaction.
Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (GTrans) operates a fleet of about 60 gasoline hybrid buses and other smaller vehicles to provide fixed route and demand response services that connect customers to destinations within the city and in neighboring South Bay communities. GTrans, which provides approximately 10,000 rides a day, also links to the Los Angeles regional transit system, including Metro rail and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus system.
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