Forest River Inc. has taken delivery of its first five EV Star Cab and Chassis (CC) units from GreenPower Motor Company Inc.
The two companies entered into an exclusive purchase agreement in February 2021 for 150 EV Star CC units that will be used in a new line of Forest River zero-emission product offerings.
“The initial focus will lie with the StarCraft cutaway bus product which represents a total addressable market of approximately 13,000 vehicles per year and Forest River accounts for approximately 9,000 of those units sold,” said Brendan Riley, president of GreenPower. “This is the type of transformative partnership that GreenPower has sought out as the company has matured, and we look forward to working with a highly respected market leader such as Forest River to accelerate their electrification strategy.”
Forest River is a manufacturer in the cutaway bus, motorhome, and truck industries, and recently celebrated the delivery of their 100,000th bus in July 2020.
“Forest River brings tremendous volume potential and will be offering an all-electric StarCraft product that is exactly what the market needs,” added Ryne Shetterly, VP of sales and marketing at GreenPower. “We see a number of opportunities to collaborate with Forest River across their entire product line, and we are excited to complete this first delivery.”
Originally posted on Metro Magazine
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