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GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP), a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission electric vehicles, with Perrone robotics, a leading provider of fully autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies and turnkey vehicle solutions for the mobility of people and things, today announced its agreement with an original equipment manufacturer ( OEM). As part of this new agreement, the two companies will continue to build on the success of the original AV Star developed for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) in 2019. The original AV Star was developed to meet demand growing in the transit and transportation sector where reliable mobility was a requirement to expand accessibility options for all end users. Once deployed in 2019, the JTA AV Star became the country’s first fully autonomous, fully electric, ADA compliant, and FMVSS certified vehicle. The EV Star base vehicle is also tested by Altoona and Compliant with Buy America.
Today, with the success of this project, GreenPower and Perrone Robotics have teamed up to deliver the next generation of the AV Star. Through this OEM agreement, GreenPower’s EV Star, a versatile zero-emission mini-E bus, will be equipped with Perrone’s TONYÂ® (short for “To Navigate You”) autonomous vehicle overhaul kit, which will transform the EV Star in them AV star. Built on the same highly rated chassis as the EV Star and combined with Perrone’s reliable autonomous vehicle platform, makes the AV star one of the most transit-ready and capable of range vehicles. on the market.
“Thanks to Perrone’s leading range solution combined with our specially designed fully electric vehicles, we are able to provide the industry with reliable and innovative solutions. It is the most autonomous mass transit solution. compelling, and we are honored to partner with the true industry leader, âsaid Fraser Atkinson, CEO of GreenPower.â This vehicle will be a game-changer in the market, and we look forward to delivering proven solutions on the market. the market at the national level.
This is an important milestone not only for Perrone and GreenPower, but for the industry as a whole, âcontinued Atkinson. âAs we kick off the first day of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Conference and Exhibition, we are delighted with this revolutionary new platform to thousands of industry players at this event. prestigious.”
âThis new OEM agreement is an important milestone in providing high-capacity audiovisual mobility options for the transit and transportation industry,â said Paul Perrone, Founder and CEO of Perrone Robotics, Inc. âOur capacity Meeting changing customer needs depends on our ability to work with partners such as GreenPower with vehicle solutions that meet specific customer demands in the transit space. This is a critical step in the evolution of autonomous vehicle solutions throughout the transit value chain. the autonomy that can extend the accessibility of the end user is the future of mobility. This relationship with GreenPower continues to validate why Perrone Robotics is the autonomy solution of choice, for vehicle manufacturers, customers and AV passengers.
The AV Star aims to be a premier mobility and transportation choice for cities, municipalities, public and private campuses. The vehicle can carry up to 16 passengers, is ADA and FMVSS compliant and can travel at highway speeds. These are important and critical characteristics dictated by the vision for the future of autonomous transit.
The AV Star is currently proving its worth in the industry thanks to the company’s work with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and U2C to undergo testing for transit applications.