VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV: BUS; OTC PINK: GWTNF) ("Grande West" or the "Company"), a Canadian bus manufacturer of heavy-duty mid-sized transit buses for sale in Canada and the United States is pleased to announce a major addition to clean air propulsion options for its Vicinity bus line.
Grande West is now offering clean burning, low emission Cummins ISB G engines for delivery on 2017 orders.
The ISB G Engine, powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) has the lowest North American Emissions standards and is approved from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California. This certification represents major emissions reduction well below current EPA nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions standards - providing the cleanest engine in the bus industry. The engine also greatly reduces Particulate Matter (PM) providing major greenhouse gas benefits.
Grande West has worked to engineer its CNG-powered Vicinity using components and systems that are of the highest quality and reliability. These buses will deliver the performance demanded by our customers as well as offer the best maintenance and serviceability available in the market. Most importantly, our CNG bus will retain the high level of content that will satisfy Canadian requirements, as well as US Buy America.
Jean-Marc Landry, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing stated, "We are seeing a growing demand for natural gas powered buses. CNG has helped transit customers meet stringent clean air requirements and is now being requested on many tenders in Canada and the US. The CNG option has been a requirement in many of our tenders as transit agencies move towards lower operating costs associated with CNG."
About Grande West Transportation Group
Grande West Transportation Group is a Canadian bus manufacturer which designs, engineers and manufactures mid-size buses for transit authorities and commercial enterprises. Grande West's Best-in-Class Vicinity bus is available in 30 and 35 foot models designed with affordability, accessibility and global responsibility in mind. It costs significantly less than a regular 40 foot transit bus, burns less fuel and emits less harmful emissions.
The Company has been successful in supplying Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators with new buses and is receiving follow-on orders in many Canadian transit agencies. Grande West is Buy America certified, and along with ABG, its exclusive US distributor, is actively pursuing opportunities to sell Vicinity into public and private transit fleet operations.
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