Phoenix Motorcars’ ZEUS Zero Emission Shuttles was selected as an eligible vehicle by the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) and California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CALACT) purchasing cooperative. Selected following a detailed evaluation, audits and manufacturing facility evaluation, this is testimony to the quality and technology focus at Phoenix Motorcars.
Transit agencies who are members of CALACT can now purchase the ZEUS all-electric shuttle bus through a federal and California state-compliant purchasing solution, avoiding lengthy and expensive RFPs and bid processes. It also enables transit agencies to select vehicles of their choice rather than having to piggyback on other state or agency procurements. Other public agencies and non-profits can also purchase the ZEUS all-electric shuttles buses through the cooperative.
Starcraft Bus, Creative Bus Sales, and Phoenix Motorcars have come together to build and distribute the competitive range of electric shuttle buses that are Buy America and ADA-compliant.
The ZEUS all-electric shuttle bus is powered by Phoenix’s third generation drivetrain, offering multiple pack sizes and range up to 160 miles. Built with the Starcraft Allstar body, the shuttles offer multiple seating layouts, including ADA options, fulfilling the needs of paratransit, dial-a-ride, and first/last mile services.
Transit agencies in California are mandated by the Innovative Clean Transportation Regulation to transition to all-electric buses. The addition of electric shuttle buses to the CALACT purchasing cooperative simplifies the switch to zero-emission alternatives.
Originally posted on Metro Magazine