Companies Leverage California HVIP Program to Facilitate Transaction
Los Angeles, California, September 23, 2021 – GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP) (TSXV: GPV) (“GreenPower”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered medium and heavy-duty vehicles, today announced that WeShip LLC (“WeShip”) has taken delivery of 10 GreenPower EV Star Cab and Chassis (“EV Star CC”) that will be used in a first-of-its-kind utility in Southern California.
WeShip and GreenPower secured HVIP vouchers in the amount of $66,000 per EV Star Cab and Chassis for a total of $660,000 in funding for this project, and GreenPower provided lease financing to fund the remainder of the purchase price. The original date for the HVIP request was June 8th, 2021, with 6-8 weeks thereafter to process the voucher and final delivery this month.
Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower commented, “This transaction with WeShip highlights the benefits of GreenPower’s market readiness strategy. We anticipated substantial demand would emerge this summer and fall with low lead times desired by customers. In response, we built substantial inventory across our product lines. If you look at the turnaround time from purchase order, through funding request and final delivery, you will see that nobody else in the space has demonstrated that type of efficiency, and that is just one more thing that separates GreenPower from the rest of the pack.”
Ryne Shetterly, VP of Sales and Marketing at GreenPower added, “We have worked with the executive team at WeShip in the past and they have been great advocates for the GreenPower product line. We look forward to working with them in this exciting new capacity, with additional details to follow in the near future.” Shetterly continued, “This also represents the first delivery leveraging California’s 2021 HVIP program. The re-opening of the HVIP program on June 6th has served as a significant sales catalyst across multiple GreenPower product lines and we expect associated deliveries to accelerate further in the coming months.”
GreenPower’s EV Star Cab and Chassis accommodates a wide variety of mid and last mile needs, incorporating a body of the customers choosing, on GreenPower’s highly rated chassis, all while maintaining the benefits of being a zero-emissions vehicle. This first-to-market, purpose-built Cab and Chassis delivers an industry leading carrying capacity up to 7,000 pounds and a range of 150 miles.
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GreenPower designs, builds and distributes a full suite of high-floor and low-floor vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, a cargo van and a double decker. GreenPower employs a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric buses that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions. GreenPower integrates global suppliers for key components, such as Siemens or TM4 for the drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements. For further information go to www.greenpowermotor.com.
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