CORONA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 2, 2021 / ADOMANI, Inc. (OTCQB:ADOM) DBA Envirotech Vehicles, Inc., a provider of new purpose-built electric vehicles and drivetrain solutions, is pleased to announce that the Child Nutrition Services Department of the Pittsburg Unified School District (USD) in Contra Costa County, California, recently ordered an upgraded Class 4 all- electric box truck. Pittsburg USD received a grant from the California Department of Education under its 2019 National School Lunch Program, (NSLP), Equipment Assistance Grants program to help defray the cost of the electric vehicle. This Class 4 electric truck will replace a diesel truck that the Child Nutrition Services Department is currently operating to deliver food to schools in the Pittsburg, California area. The new zero-emissions truck will be delivered on or before March 31, 2021.
Envirotech Vehicles entered the commercial electric vehicle market in 2018 with the introduction of their class 3 and 4 all-electric trucks and vans. In June, 2020 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) took a bold step in adopting a first-in-the-world rule that requires truck manufacturers to move from diesel trucks and vans to all-electric, zero-emission trucks starting in 2024. The CARB rule, combined with California governor Gavin Newsom's September 23, 2020 executive order N-79-20, which requires all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission by 2035, has re-ignited the EV market in the state. Envirotech Vehicles is one of a very few national commercial EV distributors that has production models in inventory, ready to deliver to the market.
'Implementing all-electric school buses was an important step in helping reduce toxic pollutants for the over 6.1 million school-aged children who are at risk due to poor air quality from riding diesel-powered buses,' said Phillip Oldridge, Chief Executive Officer. 'We are continuing to assist in this move to better air quality by helping school districts reach the full financial and health benefits of all-electric vehicle ownership through our commercial EV truck and van products. Pittsburg USD has areas that are classified as Disadvantages Area Communities, and having another zero-emission vehicle operating in these areas is a plus for all residents, especially the children' Oldridge concluded.
The Pittsburg USD Board of Trustees had previously approved a cooperative bid for the ADOMANI ZEV Sales, the licensed California dealer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Envirotech Vehicles, zero-emission, all-electric line of products in November 2019, that includes the Class 3-5 Electric Cab over truck chassis, Class 3 and 4 electric cutaway van chassis, and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle. This cooperative purchase bid allows over 1,000 California schools, in addition to numerous other Community Colleges, municipalities, and other governmental entities, to purchase the Envirotech line of electric vehicles without going out to bid themselves. The terms of the NSLP grant required a separate bid, and Envirotech Vehicles is proud to be the vendor of choice for these electric commercial vehicles for Pittsburg USD.
About Envirotech Vehicles, Inc.
ADOMANI, Inc. (DBA Envirotech Vehicles, Inc.) is a provider of new zero-emission electric vehicles and is a provider of zero-emission electric drivetrain systems for integration in medium to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles, as well as re-power conversion kits for the replacement of drivetrain systems in combustion-powered vehicles. Envirotech Vehicles' zero-emission electric vehicles are focused on reducing the total cost of vehicle ownership and help fleet operators unlock the benefits of green technology and address the challenges of traditional fuel price cost instability and local, state and federal environmental regulatory compliance. For more information visit www.ADOMANIelectric.com
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