Letenda announces order for electric buses from the U.S.
by CM Staff
The Vermont Agency of Transportation will award a contract for 4 Electrip buses, a 30-foot (9-meter) 100% electric bus.
LONGUEUIL — Letenda, a company involved with clean and sustainable energy technologies, announces its first order of electric buses to date in the United States. The Vermont Agency of Transportation will award a contract for 4 Electrip buses, a 30-foot (9-meter) 100% electric bus.
These vehicles will be delivered to Green Mountain Transit (GMT) and Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD) and will be in service in the cities of Burlington and Rutland. These 4 vehicles are added to the 22 electric buses already in circulation or in the process of being supplied by pursuing the objective of reducing pollution. The Electrip’s energy efficiency reportedly allows it to provide performance in winter conditions, which was a major criterion in Letenda’s selection. This decision also reflects the state of Vermont’s goal to help companies trying to introduce more electric vehicle options to the U.S. market.
“We believe in the importance of supporting transit companies in their transition to the electrification of public transit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are proud to be part of the solution by supporting our customers: Green Mountain Transit (GMT) and Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD) as well as the state of Vermont in its efforts towards a zero emissions economy. Québec and the state of Vermont have a similar climate and proximity that invite an exceptional opportunity for collaboration,” mentioned Mr. Nicolas Letendre, President and CEO of Letenda.
“Vermont is committed to combatting climate change and electrifying the transportation sector is an important piece of the puzzle. Vermont is proud to become the first recipient in the U.S of Letenda electric busses, which helps show our dedication to these efforts. It is critical that we show our commitment with the investments we choose to make. I want to thank our partners, including Letenda, for their work to build a greener future,” said Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont.
“Congratulations to Québec-based Letenda for this first order in the United States. Vermont and Québec share more than a border, we share a vision for a greener future and a zero-emission transportation system. Thanks to this shared vision, companies in Québec and Vermont can grow together, innovate together and allow communities to prosper on both sides of the border,” said Marie-Claude Francoeur, Québec Delegate to New England.