Livermore, Calif., August 17, 2021 – GILLIG announces the delivery of four battery electric buses to Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC). Funding for the buses was provided through a 2019 Low-No Program grant award. The Federal Transit Administration Low-No Program helps fund the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities that use advanced technologies.
“We’re excited to partner with DTC on building these clean-energy buses,” said Bill Fay, Vice President of Sales at GILLIG. “Our buses provide agencies and their customers with reliable, safe, efficient and quiet public transportation. Electric public transit helps not only in reducing air pollution but contributes to eliminating roadway congestion.”
“We’re pleased to receive the new GILLIG electric buses and add them to our growing electric bus fleet,” said DTC Chief Operating Officer Rich Paprcka. “DTC and Gillig have a long-term relationship and we are confident that these electric buses will improve service, reliability and help DTC reach its zero-emissions fleet goal of 10 percent in the near future.”
Paprcka adds that the new buses will serve the Wilmington and Rehoboth service areas.
GILLIG’s experience with vehicle electrification is extensive. Its first electrification products were a diesel-electric hybrid and overhead trolley electric bus introduced in 2001. GILLIG’s battery electric builds upon the legacy of excellence and proven transit performance of the more than 27,000 GILLIG buses in service throughout the United States today.
GILLIG conducts rigorous engineering validation testing on all products before they go into production. The battery electric bus completed testing with Federal Transit Administration’s Bus Test Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania, in July where it scored well in all measurement categories but stood out for durability and performance.
The 40-foot buses have a maximum capacity of 75 passengers and feature a Cummins electric powertrain.
About GILLIG LLC GILLIG is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States. We offer a portfolio of clean-energy propulsions including zero-emission battery electric, diesel-electric hybrid, near-zero emission compressed natural gas and clean-diesel, all designed on the proven GILLIG Low Floor Platform to maximize fleet commonality. Since 1890, our dedicated employees have been supporting customers and delivering on promises to improve quality of life through transformative mass transit solutions. From initial design through final assembly, each GILLIG bus is designed and built by American workers in Livermore, California, who are committed to building and supporting the safest and most reliable transit buses in the United States. Our products help reduce congestion, contribute to a cleaner environment, and provide mobility to all. GILLIG is also proud to create American jobs and recycle tax dollars back into the community to further support public transportation. Further information about GILLIG can be found at www.gillig.com.