We are thrilled to announce we've unveiled our initial product offering at the world’s most comprehensive public transportation showcase. The long-awaited return of APTA's (American Public Transportation Association) TRANSform Conference & EXPO served as the ideal platform to launch our brand and products, in addition to showcasing some of our valued partners.
APTA attendees were able to experience our flagship VMC Optimal S1LF electric low-floor cutaway bus in two locations: in Proterra's booth where we showcased our partnership and represented the durability and performance of Proterra Powered™ energy solutions, and in the testing circuit where customers could participate in a Ride & Drive, experiencing the silent comfort & performance of our proprietary chassis design.
Thanks to our partners at Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) and ABC Companies, we were also able to showcase our S1LF chassis, giving customers a look at the patented technology that enables VMC Optimal's low-floor zero-emissions design.
In addition to our S1LF launch, we also were able to showcase our VMC Optimal E1 battery-electric cutaway chassis in the form of two vehicles upfit with Turtle Top high-floor bus bodies. The upfit bus showcased at the ABC booth featured a plexiglass floor, allowing viewers to gain an inside look at the VMC Optimal technology securely packaged between its chassis rails.
Optimal-EV CEO, Song Young said,
"With a total of five vehicles present at the launch of Optimal-EV and our partnered VMC Optimal products, APTA 2021 was a resounding success. We were elated to be able to invite customers, partners, and industry members to come see our vehicles and experience the culmination of three years or hard work, and the feedback has been resoundingly positive."
With attendees and exhibitors from around the globe, APTA's TRANSform Conference & EXPO plays a pivotal role in connecting the industry to what’s now and what’s next in public transportation. Optimal-EV is excited to bring what's next to our customers right now. Thanks to all of our incredible partners for their continued support, and thanks to everyone who shared in this milestone with us at APTA Expo 2021! We can't to show you what's next in clean transportation from Optimal-EV.