In the USA, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Park City Transit have awarded American bus manufacturer Gillig a $44.2 million contract for 44 battery-electric buses, with an option of 95 additional buses over five years. The contract includes 16 plug-in charging systems and four high-power on-route chargers.
Gillig is the second-largest bus manufacturer in North America after New Flyer and introduced its first fully electric bus in May 2019. The 12-meter vehicle is equipped with an electric drive from Cummins and offers a battery capacity of 444 kWh. Gillig says its experience with electrification dates to 2001 with the development of an electric trolley bus.
“We’re honoured that UTA and Park City have chosen us to help bring zero-emission transit to Utah,” said GILLIG Vice President of Sales Bill Fay. “We have a long history of supporting these agencies with our buses, dating back to the mid-1980s.”