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EPV Corp – the Former DesignLine

March 21, 2014 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.

DesignLine Buses for NJ Transit

April 26, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

76 CNG-Fueled ‘EcoCoach’ Vehicles and the Possibility of 84 More
Separately, New Jersey Natural Gas Is to Build Three CNG Stations

North Carolina-based DesignLine is supplying 76 of its CNG-fueled “EcoCoach” vehicles to New Jersey Transit, and may well sell more as the agency prepares a solicitation for an expected 84 additional vehicles.

UQM, Capstone for Denver MallRide

April 9, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

UQM Motors and Controllers to Extend Life of CNG Hybrids,
Which Are Soon to Be Replaced by DesignLine Diesel Hybrids

Colorado’s UQM Technologies reports an order from the Denver Regional Transportation District for PowerPhase Select brand electric generators and motor controllers to “refresh” the agency’s CNG-fueled, series hybrid electric MallRide buses. updated April 11

Mile-High MallRide’s CNG Hybrids

December 10, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Denver RTD’s TransTeq Fleet Exceeds 5 Million Miles
DesignLine Supplies Two New Buses with Options for 57

The fleet of 36 CNG hybrid buses operated by the Denver Regional Transportation District on the city’s downtown 16th Street Mall has logged more than 5 million miles, says RTD operations director Dean Shaklee.

Siemens for Montreal DesignLine Buses

November 20, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Motors and inverters for Battery Electric Buses

Siemens will supply permanent magnet excited motors, inverters and voltage protection modules for the rear-axle drive systems of seven new all-electric buses being manufactured by DesignLine for STM, Canada’s Montreal Transit Authority.

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