January 26, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA — Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce it has delivered two Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses that include a wireless charging system provided by Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) to the City of McAllen’s Transit Department, Metro McAllen (McAllen).
“We are excited about the project, it will be a great benefit to our community and it’s going to be a project that will potentially help advance ZEPS, a product that can revolutionize the industry,” shared Mario Delgado, Transit Director for McAllen.
The ZEPS powered buses create significant carbon savings by eliminating activities involved in manufacturing a new bus. The rehabbed buses cost a fraction of what a new all-electric bus would cost, helping minimize budget and environmental impact.
Delgado states, “The fact that it’s a refurbished bus with a chassis we currently operate in our fleet makes it practical in terms of interchangeability of parts, it’s a great benefit to us. The ZEPS bus produces zero emissions; it’s all around better for the environment.”
The two ZEPS buses will reduce the cost of maintenance and fuel, and are also five feet longer than the current buses in the McAllen fleet, permitting a larger capacity limit.
“The response from the drivers and those that have looked at it so far has been very good. They are excited about how quiet and smooth the ride is, it’s a different tune,” mentioned Delgado.
McAllen will have a rollout ceremony on January 28, 2016 at 10:00am at the McAllen Bus Terminal located at 1501 W. Highway 83.
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 28 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Developed and integrated by CCW, the Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) technology provides customers a highly cost effective alternative to green transportation, potentially revolutionizing the transportation industry while supporting the environment for future generations. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.
The City of McAllen’s Transit Department (McAllen) was created in 2001 in order to manage and maintain Central Station, the City’s International Transit Terminal Facility. Metro McAllen currently operates seven (7) intercity bus routes and a paratransit bus service for eligible patrons. The bus system hubs out of the downtown terminal facility where passengers can connect to an array of international, national, regional and intercity destinations. The bus service days of operation are Monday through Saturday.
WAVE (Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification) is a technology company based in Utah that develops high power wireless charging solutions for electric vehicles including transit and shuttle buses, fleet vehicles, streetcars, and off-road industrial vehicles. WAVE tackles the problem of heavy and expensive vehicle batteries through wireless power, transferring electricity between vehicle and roadway.
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