ADOMANI to Become Latest School Bus Dealer for Lion Bus

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ADOMANI and Lion have established an exclusive arrangement to provide the fully-electric eLion buses in the Western states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

We were impressed by ADOMANI’s penetration into the school bus market and the expertise of Jim Reynolds, and we look forward to partnering with them to increase the deployment of zero emission school buses in North America

ADOMANI Inc. and Lion Bus, a Quebec-based manufacturer of all-electric and traditional school buses and commercial buses, are pleased to announce a new North American dealership relationship. This agreement will allow ADOMANI to add eLion all-electric Type C school buses to its expanding offering of clean fleet options for schools around the country.

ADOMANI and Lion have established an exclusive arrangement to provide the fully-electric eLion buses in the Western states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. ADOMANI’s distribution abilities and the attributes of the eLion all-electric school bus will help meet the growing demand in the region for zero-emission school transportation solutions and provide school bus fleet managers a compelling product for upgrading their traditional fleets while taking advantage of regional incentives and the further benefits of zero-emission transportation.

Lion is the only company to manufacture an all-electric Type C school bus in North America. The eLion TM4 electric motor provides equal power to the traditional diesel equivalent, and delivers ranges of 50, 75 and 100 miles, depending on the battery configuration. The eLion is equipped with a standard on-board telematics system that provides real-time data to end users and Lion’s customer service team for optimal product upgrade and support. The eLion buses further share the advantages of the Lion product line – a lifetime corrosion warranty on all exterior body panels, improved driver visibility and a wider passenger entrance and aisle.

With the eLion buses, ADOMANI will be able to provide Western school fleet managers with a solution for unpredictable fuel costs and maintenance issues while enhancing the health of children—including many in disadvantaged communities—by significantly reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

“School districts across the nation are increasingly looking to replace traditional older diesel-powered school buses with zero emission vehicles (ZEV) that improve air quality, reduce fuel and service costs, and benefit general community health,” said Jim Reynolds, CEO of ADOMANI and a 15-year executive in the U.S. school fleet industry. “Having the opportunity to scale quickly and provide for increased demand for electric school buses by providing new, purpose-built vehicles from a premier manufacturer like Lion Bus will allow us to give school district managers the opportunity to immediately begin upgrading their fleets.”

Lion Bus President Marc Bedard added, “We were impressed by ADOMANI’s penetration into the school bus market and the expertise of Jim Reynolds, and we look forward to partnering with them to increase the deployment of zero emission school buses in North America.”

ADOMANI will take possession of their first eLion bus at the National Association of Pupil Transit Conference and Trade Show this week, and plans to announce their first orders in the coming months.

About ADOMANI, Inc. 
California-based ADOMANI, Inc. provides school bus and fleet operators with complete zero emission vehicles and plug-in hybrid solutions. ADOMANI brings together proven electric drivetrain technology, customized products, and trusted service partners to cut total cost of ownership, boost vehicle reliability, and unlock the many benefits of green technology. For more information, visit http://www.adomanielectric.com. 

About Lion Bus
Lion Bus’ eLion is the only purpose built all-electric Type C bus in North America. Lion offers vehicles with outstanding features and smart innovations at a very competitive price, resulting in the best Total Cost of Ownership buses of its categories. The company designs and assembles its purpose-built chassis, body and battery packs at its facility. For more information, visit http://www.lionbuses.com.

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