ElDorado National (California) or ENC®, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and an industry leader in heavy-duty transit buses and emission-free technology, has announced it is currently delivering thirty E-Z Rider II buses, equipped with hybrid electric powertrains, to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for its Municipal Railway (Muni) bus service, through ENC’s California based dealer, Creative Bus Sales.
The fleet of thirty 32′ E-Z Rider II buses feature electric-hybrid powertrains which utilize the Allison H 40 EP™ system, dramatically reducing both diesel fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as compared to a conventional diesel transit bus. These midsize, low-floor buses have a short wheelbase, making them highly maneuverable and ideal for navigating large, congested metropolitan areas like San Francisco. SFMTA will be putting their new fleet into service on unique operating routes that have up to a 21 percent grade.
“We have been eagerly awaiting and are thrilled to receive these new 32-foot hybrid-electric buses to the streets of San Francisco,” said Julie Kirschbaum, SFMTA Director of Transit. “These small but mighty buses will greatly improve service and reliability to our hilltop residents—making a big difference in dependability, sustainably and providing critical connections to major transit hubs.”
“Over the last 40 years, our company has been a leader in developing advanced solutions for the transportation industry,” said Jason Moore, Vice President and General Manager of ENC. “Our diverse range of alternative fuel options like the E-Z Rider II are ideal for large cities like San Francisco, which is why we are excited to begin this partnership with SFMTA and Muni.”
Learn more about the ENC E-Z Rider II at www.eldorado-ca.com/mid-size-public-bus-transportation.
About ElDorado National (California), Inc.
ENC®, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc., has manufactured low floor and standard floor buses for over 45 years to public transit/paratransit, airport, and university transportation markets. ENC is best known in the industry for its customizable options including thousands of floorplan configurations, as well as ensuring unparalleled manufacturing and safety standards. All ENC models pass a comprehensive battery of durability and crash tests. ENC manufactures the greenest buses in the industry including the Zero Emissions, hydrogen-powered Axess-Fuel Cell as well as the new 100% battery electric Axess. All buses are crafted in the state-of-the-art 227,000 square-foot, ISO 9001 certified production facility in Riverside, California.
About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG
About San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is a department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the city. The SFMTA has oversight over the Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking, traffic, walking and taxis. It serves San Francisco by creating transportation options that are constant, practical and everywhere.