Clark County Public Transit (C-Tran) in Vancouver, Washington State, has awarded Gillig an order for eight 12-meter battery electric buses and charging equipment with an award value of $9.74 million. The manufacturer has recently secured a 44 e-bus contract in Utah.
Gillig electric bus contract with Clark County Public Transit
Gillig’s electric buses are built on the company’s proven Low Floor Platform and have Cummins propulsion systems. Gillig zero emission bus will be able to carry up to 38 seated passengers. The energy will be stored in a 444 kWh battery, split in six modules, provided by Cummins. The development of Gillig battery electric bus needed four years.
In developing the product, Gillig has put the buses through rigorous engineering validation testing, including most recently with Federal Transit Administration’s Bus Test Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania, and earlier in the most extreme hot and cold weather conditions and on the toughest terrains for durability analysis. The company has manufactured more than 26,000 heavy-duty transit buses since 2004.
“C-Tran has been a long-time customer of ours since 1998, and we’re proud to continue providing Clark County with the best heavy-duty transit buses on the market,” said Gillig Vice President of Sales Bill Fay. “These new electric buses are reliable, durable, safe, comfortable, and very quiet in operation. They’ll help ensure these Washington communities have cleaner air through their zero-emission operation.”