Vicinity Motor Corp Announces Partnership with Danfoss Editron to Power Next-Generation Medium Duty Vicinity Lightning™ EV Buses

Company: Vicinity Motor Corp(formerly Grande West Transportation )
Listings :TSXV , US OTC SOON to be up listed at Nasdaq
Ticker: VMC.V (previously BUS ,BUSXF at US OTC
Market cap at time of publication: $202 MCAD
Stock price at time of publication: $6,76 CAD ( reverse split price 2,25 CAD)
Business: Leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean-diesel buses for
both public and commercial enterprise use in the U.S and Canada
Comparable peer : Greenpower Motor , Market cap $500 MCAD

Vicinity Motors Corp today (16/6 2021) announced it has partnered with Danfoss Editron, a business division of Danfoss, to utilize its drivetrain systems in the medium duty fully electric Vicinity Lightning™ EV Bus.

Danfoss Editron specializes in hybrid and electric drivetrain systems for the marine, off-highway and on-highway markets. A business division of Danfoss, it develops and manufactures high-performance power systems for heavy-duty vehicles, machines, and marine vessels based on its unique synchronous reluctance assisted permanent magnet and inverter propulsion system technology.

The systems feature a Buy America Compliant 220kW motor with an Eaton multi-speed transmission. They are also fitted with a digital AVIONICS controller and inverter to enable the intelligent management of all the vehicle’s operations. Weighing only 85kg, Danfoss Editron’s drivetrain systems are significantly lighter in weight than other electric drivetrains on the market, which can weigh as much as 500kg. Manufactured in Danfoss Editron’s Colorado plant, these Buy America Compliant motors are a key part of the Vicinity Lightning™ product that will be assembled in the new VMC Washington State manufacturing facility.

William Trainer, Founder and CEO of Vicinity Motor Corp said, “The EDITRON drivetrain and the expert team at Danfoss Editron are an ideal partner for us as we continue to expand the breadth of our EV product suite. We have issued a purchase order for 300 of the company’s drivetrain systems to guaranty supply for our customers through 2022. We look forward to continue working with the team at Danfoss Editron to build a globally competitive, cost effective vehicle for our customers.”

Cliff Stokes Jr., Senior Sales Manager at Danfoss Editron, added, “Our commercial bus drivetrain has over 10 million miles on the road and is in use by commercial vehicle OEMs in North America, South America, Europe, China and India. It has been specifically developed to deliver high levels of torque efficiently at a wide range of rotational speeds, helping to maximize vehicle efficiency. We’re thrilled to add Vicinity Motor Corp and its promising electric bus program as another key customer in North America.”

ESG comment:

Vicinity Motors once again show they are leading the EV industry when it comes to new technology. They’ve previously announced a partnership with EXRO for Enhanced Powertrain System into Next-Generation Electric Bus Fleets and now as mentioned above, they’ve announce a partnership with Danfoss. Danfoss Editron specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for the marine, off-highway and on-highway markets. The Buy America compliant motor from Danfoss should fit well into Vicinity’s plans to becoming the leading EV supplier in North America.

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