Complete Coach Works (CCW) says it have been awarded the Electric Heavy-Duty Vehicles Statewide Master Contract No. 109214 by the State of Washington’s Department of Enterprise Services, allowing its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses to be listed under the “Electric Upfit” category.
According to CCW, the ZEPS electric drive system allows for the conversion of any pre-owned diesel or compressed natural gas bus to an all-electric green transit bus. CCW uses advanced lithium-ion battery technology to power the buses.
The company notes that in addition to facilitating an easy transition for transit agencies moving toward an electric fleet, the ZEPS product also lessens environmental impact by reducing landfill pollution by nearly 10 tons of raw material per bus. Currently, ZEPS buses are deployed coast to coast and have surpassed the 1 million-mile marker in service.
Considering that more than 70% of the electricity made in Washington is produced by hydroelectric facilities, this particular state is an ideal environment for the deployment of electric vehicles – driving down operating costs and reducing its carbon footprint.
Ryne Shetterly, ZEPS sales manager for CCW, comments, “We are all very honored and excited to provide eco-friendly and reliable transportation solutions to the state of Washington by helping them make that next step toward a greener fleet.”