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GreenPower Delivers and Receives Payment for Next 3 EV350 All-Electric Transit Buses to the City of Porterville, CA

GreenPower Delivers and Receives Payment for Next 3 EV350 All-Electric Transit Buses to the City of Porterville, CA

GreenPower Delivers and Receives Payment for Next 3 EV350 All-Electric Transit Buses to the City of Porterville, CA

Order for 10 Buses Will Replace the City’s Entire Fleet of CNG Transit Buses
 

Porterville, California – August 14, 2018 – GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQX: GPVRF) (“GreenPower”) has received payment for the next three EV350 all-electric transit buses for the City of Porterville (“the City”), bringing the total electric bus fleet to five. This represents the halfway mark for Porterville’s initial order of ten zero-emissions transit buses. These buses will replace all of the existing CNG- (compressed natural gas) powered transit buses. The EV350 was designed and built by California based GreenPower, a leading manufacturer of all-electric buses.

In addition, GreenPower has made significant progress on the last five EV350 all-electric transit buses, which are set for delivery this fall. Commenting on the delivery, Leslie Goodbody, Engineer, Innovative Heavy-Duty Strategies, Mobile Source Control Division of the California Air Resources Board (which provided the California Climate Investments grant funding to the City for purchasing the new buses), said: “GreenPower is exceeding our expectations in meeting delivery schedules. Having another manufacturer competing in the electric transit bus market shows the industry’s commitment to helping California move transit to zero-emission.”

The City of Porterville is located in the San Joaquin Valley, which has some of the worst air pollution in the United States. The benefits of deploying the EV350 all-electric buses include cleaner air and quieter operation.

“The City of Porterville is pleased to receive the next three GreenPower buses that will comprise its allelectric transit fleet,” stated John Lollis, City Manager for the City of Porterville. “Now with five of the ten new buses received, we can begin to firmly imagine the benefit these buses will provide to the Porterville community, not only for its zero-emission air quality contribution, but also for their quiet and smooth ride that will improve rider experience. We eagerly look forward to the full complement of ten buses this Fall, which in partnership with GreenPower Motor Company, will begin the fullimplementation of our all-electric transit fleet.”

Richard Tree, Transit Manager for the City of Porterville, added: “Porterville Transit’s long-term mission is to provide reliable, sustainable, and clean transportation to Porterville residents. We’re proud to partner with GreenPower to introduce these zero-emission buses into our fleet. These electric buses will significantly reduce emission and maintenance costs today and for years to come.”

The City’s route requirements range from 190 miles to 230 miles each weekday. GreenPower configured these buses with 432 kWh of batteries (standard configuration is 320 kWh) to handle these requirements. The price of each bus fully configured is approximately $820,000; the City of Porterville received grant funding to cover the cost of the new all-electric buses.

“Our proven bus technologies are serving an expanding group of stakeholders with clean, emissions-free transportation. Many cities are implementing programs to improve their air quality and reduce noise pollution. Our buses provide a compelling option for the growing number of cities seeking clean, reliable, quiet transit systems,” said GreenPower’s President Brendan Riley.

About GreenPower Motor Company Inc.
GreenPower designs, builds and distributes a full suite of high-floor and low-floor vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, and a double decker. GreenPower employs a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric buses that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions. GreenPower integrates global suppliers for key components, such as Siemens or TM4 for the drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements. For further information go to www.greenpowerbus.com

About California Climate Investments
Porterville purchased the GreenPower buses with a grant from California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit https://arb.ca.gov/caclimateinvestments.

Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other things, GreenPower’s business and operations and the environment in which it operates, which are based on GreenPower’s operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. Forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “may”, “should”, “will”, “could”, “intend”, “estimate”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “believe” or “continue”, or the negative thereof or similar variations. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict or are beyond GreenPower’s control, such as the regulations and requirements in different jurisdictions. A number of important factors including those set forth in other public filings (filed under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com) could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they are made. GreenPower disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For further information contact:
GreenPower Motor Company
Brendan Riley, President
(510) 910-3377

Elevator Communications, LLC
John Reed, Media Relations
(415) 846-4862

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars. © 2018 GreenPower Motor Company Inc. All rights reserved. 

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