RIVERSIDE, CA – Today, Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced it will showcase a fully electric bus, built for TransIT Services of Frederick County, on Capitol Hill in honor of the Bus Coalition’s event – “This is Not Your Parents Bus”.
In response to the industry’s increased emphasis on sustainability, CCW has developed a cost-effective and viable alternative to fossil fuel through its ZEPS (Zero Emissions Propulsion System) technology. ZEPS is a remanufactured transit bus containing an all-electric drivetrain system. ZEPS buses are rebuilt to include lightweight flooring, seats, and windows. Each unit also includes energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. The improvements offer a significantly longer operating range while maintaining battery life. ZEPS provides enhanced passenger comfort, proven reliability, and increased safety. Currently, there are more than 50 ZEPS buses deployed in service across the nation with over 3 million revenue miles. These deployments have been proven to perform successfully in all types of weather conditions.
On Wednesday, July 17th, CCW will partner with the Bus Coalition and TransIT to display a ZEPS bus at the Congressional Bus Caucus event. Members of Congress, FTA Officials, Union Representatives and other transit stakeholders are invited to attend and participate. “We are excited to show the Caucus the innovative technology currently being implemented by forward-thinking agencies like TransIT,” said Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing. In 2016, TransIT purchased five (5) of CCW’s ZEPS buses to expand the depth and impact of its environmentally friendly fleet. “We look forward to the exhibition and thank TransIT for its contributions toward making it a success,” Carson said.
– Complete Coach Works (CCW), a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric
transportation, announced today it will offer retrofits to allow ADA passengers
to charge their wheelchairs at each tie down location in the bus.
committed to serving the transportation industry with innovative advanced
technologies. From the introduction of the Zero Emission Propulsion System
(ZEPS) all-electric transit bus, first produced in 2012, to its newly developed
HVAC system which has successfully proven to perform in the harshest environments,
CCW recognizes the unique needs of its customers.
will be available to all types of buses. It includes an installation of plug
outlets at each wheelchair tie down station allowing riders to plug in their
cords and charge while riding the bus. The key advantage to the charging
station is to provide ADA riders with better accessibility and offering them a
bit more power to reach their destination.
relentless in pursuing innovative options for the growth of our customers. This
unique retrofit will allow agencies to offer riders who use wheelchairs or
scooters an opportunity to charge en route,” said Brad Carson, Director of
Sales and Marketing at CCW.
charging stations will give riders the assurance needed to navigate the city
freely. In addition, the charging stations will enhance wheelchair reliability
and drive range allowing users to go a further distance. This retrofit will
pave the road for other agencies to notice the benefits of adding wheelchair
charging stations to their buses.
excited to offer our customers another option to increase ridership. ADA bus
travelers will now have a sense of security and confidence to be independent in
their communities,” states Brad.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $275,000.00 contract to provide a refurbished 40-foot Gillig transit bus for Lane Transit District (Lane Transit).
“Operating a refurbish bus reflects the district’s commitment to sustainability and to responsibly steward the tax dollars it receives from the community,” said Aurora Jackson, Lane Transit’s General Manager. “We look forward to a CCW refurbished 40-foot Gillig safely and comfortably transporting riders commuting aboard the LTD sponsored Diamond Express to and from Oakridge, as well as the rest of the metro area.”
By purchasing a remanufactured bus, Lane Transit will receive a fully renovated bus for about half the cost of a new bus. Depending on its condition, a transit bus can cost $275,000.00 to refurbish compared to approximately over $500,000.00 for a brand-new bus. A complete restoration is not only cost-effective, but a retrofit bus takes a fraction of the time to deliver in months not years. Refurbished buses are easier to process as parts and staff are immediately available.
The bus will be equipped with a Cummins ISL Recon engine and rebuilt Allison B400R transmission. CCW is performing a multitude of specialized services to the bus, such as an upgrade to the bus cooling system, with the installation of a new all-electric cooling package. Other services CCW is providing includes replacing of suspension components, replacing of all wear items, installing new floors, rebuilding windows, and updating all original lighting to a modern LED system.
The refurbished Gillig transit bus will be a welcome reliable addition to Lane Transit’s fleet. Choosing a refurbished bus is a highly economical choice for managing fleet age as it relates to ridership growth. “It is a privilege working with Lane Transit. We are confident that they will be very proud of their new refurbished bus,” stated Regional Manager of CCW, Jim Paul.
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 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. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.
Lane Transit District began in 1970 with 18 buses and two vans, and since then has grown and changed along with the community. Since 1970, awareness of the relationship between automobile traffic and quality of life has increased. Not only does the community want alternatives to relieve problems with increased traffic, federal and state governments have demanded it. We are honored to serve a diverse community of commuters, students, seniors, and families on our buses every day. We work with many partners, from city, county and state agencies, schools, chambers of commerce, and area employers to provide transportation services that improve the quality of life in our community.
Riverside, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce its contract award to perform mid-life rehabilitation on 72 Gillig buses for Long Beach Transit (LBT), the second largest public transit agency in Los Angeles County with 26 million annual boardings. This rehabilitation project is part of LBT’s State of Good Repair Program.
All buses will be given a complete exterior paint job with associated decals, Cummins ISL-G recon engines, new aluminum wheels, upgrades to exterior and interior lightning, upgrades to exterior mirrors, repainted driver’s area, and new decals as part of a cosmetic rehab.
“As these vehicles reach their mid-life points, the cosmetic, mechanical, and electrical restoration work will return them to like-new condition. CCW provides high-quality remanufacturing services, and we are proud that our work is ensuring the optimal performance of buses, such as those in the Long Beach Transit fleet, through their entire lifespan,” says Kevin O’Brien, General Sales Manager of Complete Coach Works.
CCW provides a range of remanufacturing, repair, and alternative fuel conversion services, recognizing that transit vehicles are expensive and valuable assets with highly sophisticated systems. CCW technicians have the specialized training, OEM qualifications, and technical equipment to properly diagnose and repair these systems and return vehicles that are ready for revenue service.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW), a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced today that they now offer an optional 466 kWh onboard energy storage system.
CCW increased its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) battery pack in order to increase power and range. Currently, there are more than 50 ZEPS buses deployed in service across the nation with over 3 million revenue miles. These deployments have been proven to perform successfully in all types of weather conditions.
IndyGo and Indy Airport operate 30 ZEPS buses for its day-to-day operations. The City of McAllen Transit Department utilizes two ZEPS buses to operate out of the city’s International Transit Terminal where passengers can connect for several international, national, regional and intercity destinations.
Brad Carson, CCW’s Director of Sales and Marketing, says, “the increase in energy capacity is exciting for this technology. We were able to keep the battery pack light which improves vehicle reliability and efficiency. Our company is committed to providing the transit industry with the most advanced technology and this upgrade will give agencies the extended range they need on a single charge.”
Using advanced lithium ion batteries and liquid cooled all-electric drive systems, the unmatched performance of ZEPS delivers a significantly longer operating range while maintaining battery life. Other features include a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor that provides maximum torque at the start and a smooth acceleration profile.
The ZEPS saga started as an option to provide customers a clean, cost-effective, and viable alternative to fossil fuel. Working with its sister company Transit Sales International, CCW developed its own system by taking an existing low floor transit bus and rebuilt it as a battery electric bus. The resulting ZEPS bus offers economical options to bus operators looking to start an electric bus operation. Operators can opt to purchase newly refurbished buses from CCW’s inventory or have their existing fleet converted to all-electric.
Electric vehicles are revolutionizing the transportation industry. CCW hopes to extend the revolution in the transit fleet market by offering a higher capacity 466 kWh energy storage system. ZEPS maintains its status as the industry’s lightest electric battery system that can extend driving range and reduce environmental impacts.
CCW’s commitment to sustainability has enabled it to assist numerous transit agencies in their pursuit of preserving the planet for future generations. CCW looks forward to helping more agencies go all-electric to save money, save fuel, and save the world!