CCW delivers final ZEPS bus to IndyGo
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce it has delivered the last of the 21 rehabilitated Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) powered electric buses to Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo).
As the world’s first and only of its kind, the remanufactured ZEPS bus is rebuilt with lightweight flooring, low resistance tires, and energy-efficient heating and cooling, while ensuring a reach of 130 mile range on a single battery charge. Each 40 foot electric bus carries 36 seated passengers plus standees and is equipped with air operated doors, brakes, suspension, hydraulic power-steering, stainless steel bike racks, LED lighting, and lightweight seats.“The buses look remarkable, almost like brand new buses,” said Director of Maintenance at IndyGo, Victoria Learn.
The ZEPS powered buses create significant carbon savings by eliminating activities involved in manufacturing a new bus. IndyGo now has the largest remanufactured electric fleet in the country. The rehabbed buses were acquired at a fraction of the cost of new all-electric buses, helping minimize cost and environmental impact.
“IndyGo is proud to be a transit leader in alternative energy. We feel it’s important to push the envelope and utilize newer technologies to make our operation as efficient as possible,” said President and CEO of IndyGo, Mike Terry.
ZEPS electric buses also:
- Reduce the nation’s reliance on foreign oil
- Use electricity from the grid, a renewable energy source
- Serve as a viable alternative to fossil fuels
- Eliminate hazardous waste and reduce air pollution
Learn mentions, “With this project, our focus was a reduction of fossil fuels, providing a cleaner, quieter ride for our passengers. The community loves that there is less pollution emitted in the atmosphere and it is a much quieter ride.”
“We, at CCW, are excited and honored to have been selected through a competitive bidding process for the IndyGo project. We value their business and relationship and look forward to the opportunity of working together again in the future. We are happy to be a part of the continued evolution of transit,” said Regional Sales Manager for CCW, Jay Raber.