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GILLIG unveils American built Battery Electric Bus

GILLIG LLC and Cummins Inc. announced that the GILLIG zero-emission battery electric bus, powered by Cummins, is now available.

“As the leading provider of American-built buses, GILLIG is excited to expand our portfolio by offering the market’s most comprehensive battery electric bus solution. This best-in-class bus is designed on our proven Low Floor platform, which offers the highest-quality, most reliable bus while retaining fleet commonality,” said Derek Maunus, GILLIG President and CEO. “With more than 200 years of combined experience, GILLIG and Cummins have a long history of collaborating to adopt new technologies and innovate power solutions for transit applications. This new offering is continued evidence of our commitment to do so.”

The zero-emission battery electric bus incorporates the Cummins electrified powertrain, which features remote diagnostics and over-the-air connectivity and is backed by Cummins’ unparalleled support network and service training programmes. The bus initially incorporates the standard 444 kWh battery capacity (six packs) and supports charging interoperability via industry standards. Variants will include a 35’ version and opportunity charging.

“Cummins is incredibly proud to bring a best-in-class fully electric bus solution to market with GILLIG,” said Julie Furber, Vice President-Electrified Power, Cummins. “Our Battery Electric System is another example of Cummins unrelenting commitment to quality, dependable products. We’re deeply committed to understanding our customers and their unique needs and providing market-leading solutions that enable their success.”

GILLIG has begun taking orders for the Cummins-powered battery electric bus.

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