January 7, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce it has delivered the last of the 21 rehabilitated Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) powered electric buses to Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo).
As the world’s first and only of its kind, the remanufactured ZEPS bus is rebuilt with lightweight flooring, low resistance tires, and energy-efficient heating and cooling, while ensuring a reach of 130 mile range on a single battery charge. Each 40 foot electric bus carries 36 seated passengers plus standees and is equipped with air operated doors, brakes, suspension, hydraulic power-steering, stainless steel bike racks, LED lighting, and lightweight seats.“The buses look remarkable, almost like brand new buses,” said Director of Maintenance at IndyGo, Victoria Learn.
The ZEPS powered buses create significant carbon savings by eliminating activities involved in manufacturing a new bus. IndyGo now has the largest remanufactured electric fleet in the country. The rehabbed buses were acquired at a fraction of the cost of new all-electric buses, helping minimize cost and environmental impact.
“IndyGo is proud to be a transit leader in alternative energy. We feel it’s important to push the envelope and utilize newer technologies to make our operation as efficient as possible,” said President and CEO of IndyGo, Mike Terry.
*Featured above: last ZEPS IndyGo bus loaded for delivery.
ZEPS electric buses also:
- Reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign oil
- Use electricity from the grid, a renewable energy source
- Serve as a viable alternative to fossil fuels
- Eliminate hazardous waste and reduce air pollution
Learn mentions, “With this project, our focus was a reduction of fossil fuels, providing a cleaner, quieter ride for our passengers. The community loves that there is less pollution emitted in the atmosphere and it is a much quieter ride.”
“We, at CCW, are excited and honored to have been selected through a competitive bidding process for the IndyGo project. We value their business and relationship and look forward to the opportunity of working together again in the future. We are happy to be a part of the continued evolution of transit,” said Regional Sales Manager for CCW, Jay Raber.
*Featured in introductory photo: part of the CCW IndyGo team (left to right: Rigo Fregoso, Guy Wright, Thomas Hoskins, Don Krug and Tony Camposano).
Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, IndyGo, is a Municipal Corporation of Indianapolis – Marion County and the largest public transportation provider in the state of Indiana. It operates 31 bus routes throughout the county, providing 10.29 million passenger trips in 2014. IndyGo provides quality public transportation throughout the year with approximately 157 buses in its fleet. Visit IndyGo.net, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call (317)635.3344 for more information.
Complete Coach Works 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. Not only is CCW a pioneer in the business, but continually strives to provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Developed exclusively by CCW, the ZEPS technology was integrated in order to provide customers an affordable route to eco-friendly 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. For more information about the ZEPS electric bus and other services, please visit www.zepsdrive.com.
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