Under New Owners Promotes ‘Eco’ Buses and Coaches
EPV Corporation is the new name for the former DesignLine, now owned by California’s Wonderland Investment Group. Based in Charlotte, the company is promoting three “Eco” lines of coaches and buses.
The new EPV offers
- EcoCoach intercity and commuter coaches powered by compressed natural gas – the lightweight aluminum EPV coaches feature the Cummins Westport ISL G engine, with a diesel variant to be available later this year;
- EcoSaver hybrid electric transit buses with Capstone Microturbine engines, available with CNG, propane autogas, or diesel and able to run for as much as 40% of the day on electricity alone; and
- EcoSmart full battery electric buses with 100 miles of range for “sustained operation in urban cores.”
“EPV’s clean electric propulsion systems are specifically designed to excel in the high density, stop-and-go, urban transit route profile,” the company says, using “proven technology in innovative and proprietary ways to provide significant environmental and cost-savings advantages.”
EPV buses are built at the firm’s 180,000-square-foot facility in Charlotte.
Tony Luo is EPV Corp president.
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