July 1, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is excited to announce it has upgraded its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) battery pack.
CCW has increased the energy storage capacity in its industry-leading battery packs from 311 kWh to 375 kWh. This increase comes with no weight penalty, with the pack still weighing under 4,000 pounds, maintaining ZEPS’ status as the industry’s lightest electric battery system.
CCW refurbishes and repowers buses at its Riverside location, upgrading them with ZEPS electric battery technology. Operators can opt to purchase newly refurbished buses from CCW’s inventory or have their existing fleet converted to all-electric. Using advanced lithium ion batteries and liquid cooled all-electric drive systems, the unmatched performance of ZEPS provides an excellent operating range with a significant reduction to fuel costs and environmental impacts.
Ryne Shetterly, CCW’s ZEPS Sales Manager, says “the increase in energy capacity is exciting for this technology, especially since we were able to keep the battery pack light. Our company is committed to providing the transit industry with the most advanced technology, and this upgrade will pave the road for other agencies to notice the benefits of converting their fleets to electric.”
The new battery technology is being retrofitted into the first CCW ZEPS all-electric transit bus supplied to Ben Franklin Transit.
ZEPS drive system technology provides customers a clean, cost-effective and viable alternative to fossil fuel, with the ability to be integrated into any fleet, helping communities further support a cleaner environment for future generations.
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus rebuild and rehabilitation company and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 30 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. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.