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Washington Nod for CCW’s ZEPS Buses

July 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Master Contract for Transit Buses Rebuilt
With 100% Battery-Electric ZEPS Driveline

Complete Coach Works has secured a Master Contract with the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services allowing its ZEPS/zero emission propulsion system buses to be listed under the agency’s Electric Up-Fit Category.

Ben Franklin Transit is a ZEPS operator in Washington State.

DES Contract 109214 covers the ZEPS drive, CCW says, allowing for the conversion “of any pre-owned diesel or CNG bus to an all-electric green transit bus” with lithium ion batteries.

“ZEPS is the ultimate standard in sustainability by reusing an existing chassis that agencies are already familiar with,” CCW says.

Ten Tons Less for the Landfill

“Not only does CCW provide a product that makes for a seamless transition for transit agencies into an electric fleet, the ZEPS product also lessens environmental impact by reducing landfill pollution by nearly ten tons of raw material per bus.

“More than 70% of the electricity made in Washington State is produced by hydroelectric facilities,” CCW adds, “creating the perfect environment for the deployment of electric vehicles.

Ten Million Miles

“By utilizing electric vehicles, the State looks to drive down operating costs while doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint.”

“We are all very honored and excited,” ZEPS sales manager Ryne Shetterly says in the CCW announcement.

“ZEPS buses are deployed coast to coast and have surpassed the million-mile marker in service,” the company says.

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Source: Complete Coach Works with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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