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CRANSTON, R.I. (WJAR) — A 100% battery-powered coach was on display before the media in Cranston on Thursday.The owner of Flagship Trailways hopes to add it to his fleet, with help from the U.S. government.The nearly noise-free, zero-emission ride is being touted as the wave of the future.
“When you look at all the research efforts going, all the alternate energies that we can tap into, we can build a grid that will provide us the ability to move around by electricity, not by oil,” Sen. Jack Reed said at the demonstration.
ABC Companies is the dealer for owner Van Hool that has so far sold 100% electric coach buses on the West Coast and hopes to lease this one as the first of its kind in Rhode Island to Flagship Trailways.
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Visitors Welcome to Inspect Flagship Van Hool CX45 and NEW Turtle Top Terra Transit Shuttle Models.
Winter Garden, FL – February 2022, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit, shuttle, and electric passenger transport vehicles in the USA and Canada, is promoting fleet diversification at UMA Expo 2022. Joining the company’s flagship Van Hool CX45 model, a NEW Turtle Top shuttle option, the Terra Transit medium duty shuttle bus is featured on the show floor. “We are attuned to the changing demands of passenger transport and operator needs, especially in the current environment”, said Roman Cornell/ABC President, Chief Commercial Officer. “We think that versatility is today’s game changer and we’ve added new OEM categories, like mini buses and more to the ABC portfolio to help owners be proactive in diversifying their business model. Knowing the needs of our customers, means we focused on adding brands like Turtle Top and others, who provide superior products [...]
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ABC Companies 100% Battery – Electric Van Hool CX45E raises the bar for industry standard range and passenger experience in MTRWestern pilot route while putting public charging grid to the test
Winter Garden, FL – February 2022, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport vehicles in the USA and Canada, has recently completed an unprecedented long-distance road trip with customer, MTRWestern a leading charter bus, and shuttle transport company serving the Pacific Northwest. ABC Companies provided a new 100% battery-electric Van Hool CX45E motorcoach – to facilitate the pilot program road test. This demonstration unit is the same make and model ABC began delivering to customers in early 2021 and is used for ongoing data collection and performance benchmarking with customer specific applications.
The demonstration covered nearly 1,700 miles round trip. Starting in Newark, CA to the destination in Seattle, WA and then returning to Newark, CA. During several legs [...]
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Winter Garden, FL – December 7, 2021,
ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, has expanded its distribution agreement with Turtle Top to offer its popular Odyssey, Terra Transit and Vanterra product line in locations covering the eastern seaboard from Georgia to New York State, as well as the states of Oklahoma and Texas. The Turtle Top conversions will be available on a number of premium performance chassis’ including the Ford E 350, E450, F550, F600 and Freightliner S2C, for flexibility in almost any application. ABC will offer combustion and 100% battery electric versions of popular models, providing EV options for Turtle Top premium shuttles with numerous seating configurations to accommodate up to 34 riders and multiple wheelchair options. The expansion strengthens ABC’s position in the passenger van and shuttle space as micro transit and on-demand services are rapidly expanding.
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Addition of Vicinity product line offers differentiated solutions for emerging industry trends
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (November 1, 2021) – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the United States and Canada, will highlight its recently announced distributor arrangement with Vicinity Motor Corp., a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses at the upcoming APTA Expo. ABC is selling and supporting Vicinity™ heavy-duty mid-size buses and the Vicinity Lightning™ EV with new and existing customers.
With the addition of Vicinity’s product suite, ABC is positioned to more fully address shifting transit priorities, especially for smaller buses used for transit-on-demand and shuttle services, advanced ADA-compliant models and expanded zero-emission and battery-electric options. As a distributor for Vicinity and other manufacturers, ABC will become a one-stop shop for transit agencies and operators, allowing them to purchase, find parts for and service their vehicles all with one trusted and [...]
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Largest State Transit Association in U.S. Authorizes Purchase of Vicinity Buses through Distribution Partner, ABC Companies
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VANCOUVER, BC / July 28, 2021 / Vicinity Motor Corp. (NASDAQ:VEV) (TSXV:VMC) (FSE:6LG) (“Vicinity Motor,” “VMC” or the “Company”) a leading supplier of electric, CNG and clean diesel vehicles, today announced that the MBTA has authorized an award on behalf of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (“CALACT”) consortium members to select Vicinity buses in a statewide purchasing contract that gives State transit agencies authority to purchase “Buy America” compliant buses directly from the Company’s diverse portfolio through its distribution partner ABC Companies.
CALACT is the largest state transit association in the United States, representing California small, rural and specialized transportation providers statewide. CALACT has over 300 members and is dedicated to promoting professional excellence, stimulating ideas and advocating for effective community transportation.
Vehicles authorized for purchase will be produced at Vicinity’s recently [...]
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Ceremony to be Attended by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Roman Cornell, President of ABC Companies, Vicinity’s U.S. Distribution Partner
Washington State Assembly Facility Slated to Open in 1H 2022
VANCOUVER, BC / July 7, 2021 / Vicinity Motor Corp. (TSXV:VMC)(NASDAQ:VEV)(FSE:6LG) (“Vicinity Motor,” “VMC” or the “Company”) (formerly Grande West Transportation Group Inc.), a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel vehicles, will host a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Company’s new “Buy America compliant” vehicle assembly facility in Ferndale, Washington on Friday, July 9, 2021.
The new facility will be the Company’s first U.S. assembly plant for Vicinity Motor Corp.’s growing line of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel vehicles. The property is located near the Company’s Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada Headquarters with easy access to port, rail and truck shipping and receiving facilities. Operations at the facility will include Buy [...]
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California, July 2021 – ViriCiti, the leading telematics provider for electric buses, will bring its world-class fleet management expertise to electric motorcoaches via its latest partnership with ABC Companies, exclusive distributor and reseller of Van Hool motorcoaches in North America.
The two companies announced that ABC Connect Telematics, which is used to manage all Van Hool CX45E electric motorcoaches, will be powered by ViriCiti. This comes as a result of a long-standing collaboration, where ViriCiti is already monitoring 290 diesel and electric motorcoaches under the ABC Connect telematics program.
Efficiency as key focus
The battery electric motorcoaches, which are currently used for corporate commuter shuttle-service in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, will be monitored by ABC’s SVT (Specialty Vehicles and Technology) team, studying every kilowatt consumed during operation to optimize [...]
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Longtime ABC Customer Celebrates 100 Years of 100% Commitment to the Motorcoach Industry, Built on Family Values.
WINTER GARDEN, FL, June 10, 2021 – Croswell Bus Lines, Inc. a leading tour, charter and ground transportation provider based in Williamsburg, OH celebrates 100 years of providing transportation services across the United States. The company was founded in 1921 by R.S. Croswell and his wife
Jesse and provided line run service to workers and military personnel between Portsmouth and Cincinnati, OH.
Today, four generations later, the business has grown to become a respected and reliable ground transport resource throughout the Midwest, providing a wide range of tour and charter service for corporations, professional athletic teams and leisure travelers, institutional and university shuttle service and local and small group passenger transport utilizing its diversified fleet of full-size, luxury motorcoaches, mini-coaches, sprinter and passenger vans.
Built on a solid foundation of family values, and a 24/7 work ethic, the Croswell [...]