VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 20, 2020 / Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV:BUS) (OTCQX:GWTNF) (FRA:6LG) - November 19, 2020: ("Grande West" or the "Company"), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce that it has received an order from Keolis Canada ("Keolis") for over $5,000,000.
The order from Keolis is for thirteen Vicinity clean diesel buses for delivery in 2021 and will be used for servicing the L'Assomption sector east of Montreal and includes the municipalities L'Épiphanie, L'Assomption, Saint-Sulpice, Repentigny, Charlemagne and Lavaltrie.
William Trainer, Grande West CEO stated, "The Vicinity has a strong history in Quebec and we are very pleased to be partnering with Keolis to service the surrounding Montreal areas. We expect to continue to be more active in the area as we introduce our new Vicinity EV in the coming weeks. Our new lighter duty shuttle with electric powertrain is a perfect fit for many routes under service."
Keolis Canada is part of the Keolis Group which transports 3 billion passengers in 16 countries every day thanks to its 63,000 employees. The Keolis Group is a major player in the public transportation of passengers in Europe and around the world. As a world leader in operating automatic metro systems and light rail, Keolis relies on an innovation policy, that is supported by and open to all of its partners, for developing new offerings in innovative and custom shared mobility which includes trains, buses and cars, trolley buses, group TVDs, river and ocean shuttles, self-serve bicycles, car sharing, 100% electric self-driving shuttles and urban tramways.
More information about the Keolis group is available from: https://www.keolis.com/en
About Grande West Transportation Group
Grande West Transportation is a Canadian company that designs and engineers mid-size multi-purpose transit vehicles for public and commercial enterprises. Grande West utilizes world class manufacturing partners to produce the Purpose-Built Vicinity heavy duty bus available in clean diesel, gas and CNG drive systems. The Vicinity LT EV with an electric propulsion drive system is available for 2021 deliveries.
The Company has been successful in supplying Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators with new buses. Grande West is compliant to Buy America certification, and with a strong distribution chain in the U.S., is actively pursuing opportunities in public and private transit fleet operations that would benefit from Grande West's vehicles.
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