Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced the completion of an electric retrofit project awarded by Weber State University (WSU). The project converts their diesel fuel bus into an all-electric Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) bus. The transformation included the removal of WSU’s diesel engine power package components and the addition of electric components such as an electric air compressor, power steering pump, and HVAC system.
With the University covering more than 500 acres, the effective management of resources is a top priority. WSU, who converted the lighting in one of their arenas to LED in 2013, can now add the conversion from diesel to a ZEPS bus to their list of environmentally-beneficial accomplishments. “We are very grateful to be part of a historic time for Weber. We hope this conversion will allow the University to further expand their educational programs,” stated Brad Carson, Director of Sales at CCW.
CCW is honored to be a part of WSU’s goal of greater energy efficiency. The ZEPS bus will improve vehicle reliability and significantly reduce fuel costs. These savings will enable the University to allocate more of their budget toward the growth and expansion of its campus.
For Immediate Release
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.
For Immediate Release
June 23, 2016
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is proud to announce the completion of its project with Frederick County TransIT in Frederick, Maryland. TransIT purchased five (5) Zero Emissions Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses to expand its environmentally-friendly fleet.
The ZEPS buses were built at CCW’s Riverside, California, location beginning in late 2015. The buses are fully remanufactured and then supplied with CCW’s innovative ZEPS technology.
Nancy Norris, Director of TransIT, says CCW was chosen for this project because the company rebuilds older buses and keeps them “out of the landfill,” adding that “the cost is about 40 percent less than the cost of new buses.” She said, enthusiastically, “If you can recycle something, repurpose it, and save money, why not?”
TransIT unveiled their new ZEPS buses during a ribbon cutting ceremonyat their facility on Thursday, May 5, 2016. At this event, Norris thanked CCW and acknowledged its direct contribution to their venture into cleaner transportation, thanking them for the “help through the whole process” and “making sure everything was good – down to today.”
Dale Carson, President of CCW, expressed his gratitude to TransIT for the opportunity to help the Frederick community, saying “It was very exciting to be a part of a project that is leading the way in transit technology.”
“We appreciate the path TransIT is choosing to follow,” said Carson. “We believe our buses are a step in the right direction.”
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company. CCW is the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with more than 28 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of more than 350 experts committed to customer service and satisfaction.
TransIT Services of Frederick County is a division of the Frederick County, MD government. TransIT services include public transit, paratransit, and commuter assistance services to Frederick County residents and area commuters. The Transportation Association of Maryland selected TransIT as the 2013 Best Fixed Route System in the state.
For Immediate Release
June 7, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) has completed a contract to provide seven refurbished low floor buses to Metro Transit (Metro) in St. Louis, MO.
The buses underwent a complete refurbishment at CCW that included the power train and suspension, wheelchair fold-out ramps, and complete interior and exterior rehabilitation.
The seven buses Metro acquired will primarily function to support the St. Louis Cardinals’ Redbird Express during the Cardinals’ home games. When they are not being utilized for the games, they will be integrated into the active fleet of Metro’s East Saint Louis facility.
“This has been a joint effort to bring more value to the city of St Louis, and taxpayers more bang for their buck,” says Jay Raber, Midwest Regional Sales Manager at CCW. “We’ve worked with Metro before on various projects and have a very strong relationship with them,” Raber said.
Metro’s Chief Mechanical Officer, Darren Curry, said that the buses have been a success among riders, remarking “I knew we were successful with this project when I saw one of these seven buses sitting right next to a 2016 model bus and no one could tell that it wasn’t brand new. By the appearance, even the passengers don’t realize it’s a refurbished bus.”
In previous contracts with CCW, Metro St. Louis bought 10 buses for the St. Clair County Division and 15 refurbished articulated buses for use in St. Louis on routes with the heaviest passenger loads.
Curry concludes, “We are very happy with the product we received.”
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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 more than 28 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of more than 350 experts committed to customer service and satisfaction.
Metro Transit St. Louis operates the region’s public transportation system, which includes the 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; the 391-vehicle MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a 120-van para-transit fleet. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development, which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport, the Gateway Arch Riverboats and the Gateway Arch trams.
For Immediate Release
June 7, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is excited to announce it has delivered three buses to the Ark Encounter, a biblical theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, featuring a 510-foot replica of Noah’s Ark.
The project will supply the Ark Encounter with a fleet of eleven refurbished low-floor buses. The 40-foot buses are undergoing a complete overhaul at CCW’s Riverside, California, facility and will be delivered to the theme park within the upcoming weeks. The buses will be used to shuttle guests from the Ark Encounter parking lot to the attraction, 1.5 miles away.
The new buses are heading to Kentucky showing off their themed graphic artwork. There are multiple artwork themes, some featuring pairs of animals (such as monkeys, zebras, lions, etc.), dinosaurs, starry night skies and more. Whenever they are on the road, the buses create a lively buzz among adults and kids alike.
There is a daily Facebook video blog of buses 4 and 5 showcasing their tour across the country. Updates can be found on the Ark Encounter’s website page at www.facebook.com/ArkEncounter.
Jay Raber, Sales Manager at CCW, said the buses are already being used for special events. Raber said, “Ark officials are very pleased and have expressed to me that these buses are a great value to the theme park.” Raber also stated, “They love how the graphics turned out on the bus.”
Dan Mangus, Operations Director for Ark Encounter, said “The buses are so gorgeous that we have one parked right in front of the Creation Museum at the moment.” He said that volunteers working on the Ark are “amazed by the way these buses look and run.”
Raber says he and his team at CCW are very excited to see how this project will help the Ark Encounter at their upcoming opening on July 7th, 2016.
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 Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky, a sister attraction to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., is a Christian evangelistic outreach that will present a number of historical events centered on Noah’s Ark as recorded in the Bible. The 510-foot-long Ark, said to be the largest timber-framed structure in the United States, will offer a family-oriented, historically authentic and environmentally experience. Future phases will include a pre-Flood walled city, the Tower of Babel, a first-century village, a journey in history from Abraham to the parting of the Red Sea, a walk-through aviary, an expanded petting zoo, and other attractions that will uphold the truth of God’s Word. For more information, visit www.arkencounter.com
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