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 [...]
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 [...]
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WINTER GARDEN, FL, June 07, 2021 – – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, today announced that the new Van Hool CX45E zero-emission, electric motorcoach has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Both the 2020 and 2021 production models of the Van Hool CX45E qualified for a $120,000 voucher which can help California fleet owners offset incremental costs during EV infrastructure build-out, while also helping to accelerate their own carbon-neutrality goals.
“Electric coaches offer solutions for organizations and corporations who are committed to carbon neutral goals”, said Roman Cornell, president and chief commercial officer of ABC Companies. “As governments continue to set [...]
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Partnership further enhances customer satisfaction for United States based customers
Winter Garden, FL – April 15, 2021: ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment, parts, service and technical support in North America has been designated as the Eberspächer Certified Service Partner for the United States. After an extensive vetting process, Eberspächer selected ABC Companies’ Speciality Vehicles and Technologies (SVT) division to provide Eberspächer customers a comprehensive range of service, parts and dedicated technical support. This new program is part of Eberspächer’s ongoing enhancements in customer satisfaction for motorcoach and transit customers, including emerging zero emissions electric vehicles (ZEV).
As a qualified Eberspächer Service Partner, ABC SVT and ABC Parts Source divisions will support Eberspächer HVAC systems within the OE and replacement markets, providing access to parts and service directly through a nationwide parts and service network. Offering numerous benefits including onsite repairs at customer locations, as well as mobile [...]
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Available for Sale to U.S. Operators, Fall 2021.
Winter Garden, FL – April 6, 2021, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, announced that it has placed an initial order for 10 Vicinity Lightning™ EV buses with its new U.S. distribution partner, Grande West, a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses. The ABC distributorship supports Grande West’s focus on U.S. expansion as it begins marketing the fully Buy America compliant Vicinity™ heavy duty mid-size bus, the Vicinity Lightning™ EV and Vicinity™ LT light duty models to new and existing customers.
The new Vicinity Lightning™ EV buses currently on order will bring a unique 28’ low floor offering to
the U.S. marketplace. With a flexible floorplan utilizing proven components such as BMW sourced battery packs, modules and components, public and private customers will be able to offer zero emission transportation to [...]
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Partners Deliver First Full-Size Motorcoach Order. Repowered Electric Passenger Shuttle Vans also available for inspection at ABC NorCal Facility.
WINTER GARDEN, FL, March 16, 2021 – ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit
and specialty passenger transport equipment in the United States and Canada, has delivered its first-ever repowered diesel-to-electric motorcoach to one of Silicon Valley’s largest battery-electric fleet commuter operators.
Together with its industry-leading partner, Lightning eMotors, the company has achieved a successful proof-of-concept – creating a cost-effective, sustainable path to EV fleet adoption via a proprietary ZEV Repower approach.
“ABC is committed to streamlining the move to EV for customers that are ready to integrate now,” said Roman Cornell, president and chief commercial officer of ABC Companies. “With this successful proof-of-concept in market and in service, we’ve demonstrated the feasibility of lowering EV market cost of entry by bringing a unique solution to extend the value and working life of an existing [...]
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Winter Garden, FL – Feb 24, 2021: ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, announced that it has entered into a strategic U.S. distribution agreement with Grande West, a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses.
The ABC distributorship supports Grande West’s focus on U.S. expansion as it begins marketing the fully Buy America compliant Vicinity™ heavy duty mid-size bus, the Vicinity Lightning™ EV and Vicinity™ LT light duty models to new and existing customers.
Under the new agreement, ABC will distribute the manufacturer’s Vicinity™ heavy-duty vehicles throughout the Western United States from Texas to California. The Vicinity line fills in key transit and private shuttle markets within the ABC portfolio of new vehicles for these locations, enhancing the offering to current customers while expanding to other sectors.
“As we continue to expand our portfolio offering, our main goal is to [...]
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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 [...]
With the popularity of ABC Companies’ CLEANS disinfectant and sanitization solutions, many customers are beginning to market the benefits of this program with their passengers. To assist their efforts, ABC has produced this video highlighting several of the items available through CLEANS, so that operators can use to demonstrate their preparation with current and potential customers. Operator tagged and custom versions of the video will soon be available for purchase by ABC customers using all or a portion of the CLEANS products and services.