ABC Companies’ SVT Division Primed to Support Industry Recovery, Sustainability and Future Growth

Exclusive EV OEM and EV REPOWER KITS provide options, accessibility to EV Market Entry –

Bolt on Technology Supports Enhanced Driver, Passenger Experience and Fleet Performance.

WINTER GARDEN, FL, January 13, 2021 – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach and transit equipment in the USA and Canada has officially launched a new business division, SVT (Specialty Vehicles and Technologies). Under the SVT banner, the company will distribute a wide range of new products and services that will leverage emerging technology, applications and advances that impact the motorcoach and related industries. “Our SVT division functions as a launchpad for next level innovation”, said Roman Cornell, ABC President and Chief Commercial Officer. “It’s much more than a new commercial sales division, and is essentially the incubator and innovation think-tank where we actively search for new technologies and applications that can help advance our customer base and the industry overall”. With so many changes impacting the travel and tourism industry today, Cornell asserts that now is the time to think differently about how to move forward using technology to solve issues and bring new capabilities to market.

SVT’s Expanding EV Portfolio

ABC Companies entered the Electric Vehicle market under the SVT Banner this year and continues to expand its portfolio of EV offerings as well as other future-facing capabilities. The company’s EV zero-emissions lineup is built on strategic partnerships that source, distribute and support a range of sustainable OEM and repowered EV options which include: 

  • the flagship Van Hool CX45E zero-emissions OEM model integrating Proterra’s industry leading, energy-dense E2 battery system
  • affordable, turnkey diesel to EV repower kits – a joint venture between ABC and industry-leader Lightning eMotors – enabling owners to quickly and efficiently update existing vehicles to 100% battery electric power that can significantly lower operational costs.
  • ABC’s distribution agreement with Green Power Motor Company can assist owners in adding a range of available EV vehicles to fleets. With a focus on microtransit solutions, ABC’s Green Power options are available in select markets.  

“Each of these EV specialty vehicle offerings is built on a proven platform, and designed to optimize electric powertrain and battery configurations, all while moving the industry closer to a carbon-free future”, said Cornell.

“Commercial demand for sustainable transport of goods and services, as well as passenger travel is an important driver in our decision to invest in EV and integrated onboard technology. Right now, we can deliver a robust range of options that can help business owners gain a competitive edge, realize major ROI improvements or extend the serviceability of existing assets, and answer the call for carbon neutrality”, continued Cornell.

Specialty Technologies Designed to Advance Fleet Performance

ABC continues to build on its proprietary RECON and TEC options introduced in 2019. Available packages and options integrate a host of driver assistance and alert systems and technology-enabled components such as telematics, coach interior and exterior surveillance systems and more to aid drivers, passengers and business owners.  These technologies are designed to optimize driver and vehicle performance, enhance the passenger experience and automate and manage fleet maintenance.

CLEANS™ Technology – Protecting Drivers & Passengers First

Conducting thorough fleet cleaning is no longer an option today and ABC has available a full suite of sanitization solutions designed to boost passenger confidence for group transportation. From electrostatic fogging and active HVAC purification via bipolar ionization, to UV lighting, advanced filtration and more ABC’s CLEANS suite of products is designed to bring the latest solutions to the motorcoach and transit industries. CLEANS™ uses a layered approach for passengers and drivers built around thorough surface cleaning, passenger protocols and active air filtration and decontamination.  To download the full CLEANS™️ product offering visit abc-companies.com/CLEANS

Focused and Forward Looking

At the heart of the SVT division is a dedicated team tasked with troubleshooting and locating solutions for a growing ABC customer base.  Led by ABC’s Brian Nelson, Director, ABC Technical Solutions, the team partners with customers and suppliers to bring solutions with a focus on utilizing emerging technologies to provide customers a competitive advantage.  Nelson commented, “we are problem solvers for the industry and solution providers for specific customer needs.  With the depth of experience ABC brings to the market and working closely with various suppliers, we have embraced the mantra that leadership is a result of quality partnerships.” 

“In this ever-changing landscape, the only thing we can predict is change”, said Cornell. “However, as we diversify our SVT offerings, we are focused on supporting our core market — serving traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) powered fleets, and meeting the operational needs of customers who are ready to adopt EV into their fleets now. By providing all business owners and all types of fleets with cutting edge technologies, we are ready to address challenges and leverage opportunities as the industry bounces back, while eyeing the future”.

For complete information and details about ABC’s SVT Division and advanced technology partners and solutions, visit abc-companies.com/SVT

ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre-owned full-size highway coach equipment along with transit specialty vehicles including battery electric vehicles.  ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after sale service network for service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quality aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment from ten strategically placed locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Additionally, private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company’s financial services group – one of the largest financial service providers within the industry.  For more information, contact ABC Companies at 800-222-2875 or visit the company web site at www.abc-companies.com

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