Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and GILLIG announced today the production of the 100th GILLIG battery-electric bus built since the two companies began partnering on the heavy-duty transit vehicle. The milestone bus will be delivered to Metro Transit in St. Louis, Missouri this month. The companies have collaborated since 2019 to bring reliable zero-emissions electric buses to communities across the country.
“We’re thrilled that our 100th electric bus is going to Metro, an agency that we have partnered closely with for over two decades,” said GILLIG President and CEO Derek Maunus. “This milestone is the result of the passionate effort of the entire GILLIG organization over the past five years. I couldn’t be more proud of our team. Our electric bus continues to set the standard for excellence in reliability, durability, cost effectiveness and performance.”
More than 50 transit agencies have already purchased or have orders for the electric bus.
GILLIG is currently booking new bus orders into 2023.
GILLIG’s second-generation electric bus is built on the company’s proven Low Floor Platform. The companies developed a product which delivers industry-leading performance via the Cummins Battery Electric System, which features remote diagnostics and over-the-air connectivity backed by Cummins’ extensive support network of qualified technicians across the nation.
“This is a great milestone for Cummins, GILLIG and Metro Transit, but we are just getting started,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President, New Power segment at Cummins. “The adoption of zero-emissions technologies is critical to meeting sustainability targets and neutralizing climate change. Cummins is here to partner with customers to decarbonize and is committed to providing battery-electric solutions with the innovation, support and service that customers expect from Cummins.”