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GreenPower Motor Company announces agreement with Perrone Robotics


Industry

November 8, 2021
By Maryam Farag


Industries

Photo: GreenPower Motor Company Inc.

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. and Perrone Robotics announced their OEM agreement, where the two companies will deliver the next generation of the AV Star, which was developed for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) in 2019.

Through this OEM agreement, GreenPower’s EV Star, a multi-purpose, zero-emission, min-E Bus will be up-fitted with Perrone’s TONY (To Navigate You) autonomous vehicle retrofit kit, which will transform the EV Star to the AV Star.

“Through Perrone’s leading autonomy solution combined with our purpose-built, all -electric vehicles, we are able to provide the industry with reliable, innovative solutions together. This is the most compelling autonomous transit solution out there, and we are honored to partner with the true industry leader,” said Fraser Atkinson, CEO, GreenPower. “This vehicle is going to be a market leading gamechanger, and we are looking forward to offering market-proven solutions at the national level.

“This new OEM agreement is an important step in delivering large capacity road-worthy AV mobility options for the transit and transportation industry,” stated Paul Perrone, Founder and CEO, Perrone Robotics, Inc. “Our ability to meet evolving customer needs depends on our ability to work with partners like GreenPower with vehicle solutions that fill specific customer demands in the transit space. This is a critical step in the scale of autonomous vehicle solutions across the transit and transportation value chain. Cost-effective, zero-emissions, reliable autonomy that can extend end-user accessibility is the future of mobility. This relationship with GreenPower continues to validate why Perrone Robotics is the autonomy solution of choice, for vehicle manufacturers, customers, and AV passengers alike.”

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The AV Star aims to be a leading mobility and transportation choice for cities, municipalities, public and private campuses. The vehicle is capable of carrying up to 16 passengers, is ADA compliant, FMVSS compliant, and can travel at highway speeds.