VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2021 / Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV:BUS)(OTCQX:BUSXF) (FRA:6LG) ("Grande West" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses, today announced the State of New Mexico has selected Vicinity buses in a statewide purchasing contract that gives State transit agencies the right to purchase directly from the Company's diverse bus portfolio.
Vehicles for selection will be produced from Grande West's "Buy American Act" compliant assembly facility in Washington state, which will be capable of producing 1,000 electric, CNG, gas and clean-diesel units annually across all sizes and powertrains.
"We are privileged to have our Vicinity buses included in this contract allowing New Mexico transit agencies the ability to choose Grande West as an OEM supplier for their growing fleets," said William Trainer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grande West. "This marks a significant milestone in our expansion into the large U.S. market, where we are leveraging our solid industry reputation to continue to capture market share nationwide - as evidenced by our 2021 deliveries, which currently stands in excess of 100 Vicinity™ buses to be delivered in the first half of 2021.
"We believe we can offer competitive bids to New Mexico for our innovative line of buses. We look forward to working with New Mexico officials to match our vehicles with their requirements, creating long-term value for both our customers and shareholders," concluded Trainer.
About Grande West Transportation Group
Grande West Transportation Group (TSXV: BUS) (OTCQX: BUSXF) (FRA: 6LG) is a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean-diesel buses for both public and commercial enterprise use in the U.S and Canada. The Company's flagship line of Vicinity™ buses, which maintain a dominant market share in Canada, are produced by the Company's world-class manufacturing partners or at the Company's Buy America Act compliant assembly facility in Washington state. Grand West's innovative Vicinity Lightning™ EV bus, enabled through a tier-1 strategic supply agreement with BMW batteries and components, seeks to lead the global transition to more sustainable transit vehicles in the private and public markets. For more information, please visit www.grandewest.com or www.vicinitybus.com for product details.
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