The U.S. bus manufacturer GreenPower has announced their intention of tripling their production capacities for electric buses. For this purpose, the company has leased a factory in the Californian Porterville with an area of more than 50,000 m².
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The order book for GreenPower is currently filled, as they still have more than 120 buses awaiting production and delivery. Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower, added that the “additional facility will allow us to meet our production demand. The close proximity of this location to our current and under construction production sites also helps ensure we maintain simplified and efficient logistics.”
The new factory is near another facility owned by GreenPower that is currently still under construction, which will likely be completed in 2020. The rented facility will open it’s doors on the 1st of October, and will help the company reach their target of producing 25 electric buses per month by the end of the year. As an option, the new production and assembly facility in Porterville can be expanded by another 90,000 m². The contract will run for four years, with an option for a three year extension.
GreenPower produces electric buses for a variety of uses, including service buses and school buses. The partners of the company include suppliers such as Siemens, Knorr and ZF.
Update December, 3, 2018: GreenPower announced today they completed the works on the factory in Porterville, California. The facility will now make about 25 electric buses a month.