Vicinity Lightning EV® Climate Action in Motion.

Deploying zero emission technology in the transportation sector is a vital part of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) and Grande West Transportation Group is pleased to introduced its small (28 ft.) mid-sized, true low floor, zero emission, fully electrified bus.

The size and design of the Vicinity EV bus provides maximum versatility to support multiple transportation applications utilizing high quality, proven and commercially available technology and industry standardized charging solutions. The Vicinity EV bus delivers ease of use without high-cost proprietary technology and charging systems.

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Tested for Transit in North America

Altoona Test Results for 30' Heavy Duty Vicinity

The US Federal Transit Authority's (FTA) Altoona test is an internationally recognized, tough testing regime which performs 12 years and 500,000 miles of a heavy duty testing.


Fuel Economy

The objective of this test is to provide comparable fuel consumption data on transit buses produced by different manufacturers. The test is comprised of Business District, Arterial and Commuter phases.

  • Overall Average Fuel Consumption: 6.02 MPG

Structural Durability

The primary part of the test program is the Structural Durability Test, which also provides the information for the Maintainability and Reliability results. The test bus encountered no Class 1, 2 or 4 failures. All seven reported failures were Class 3, the lowest among buses in it's class.


Maintenance & Repairs

The objective of this test is to collect maintenance data about the servicing, preventive maintenance, and repair. All significant breakdowns, repairs, man-hours to repair, and hours out of service were recorded.


The Vicinity was born from a need expressed by transit systems looking for a durable, reliable, customer oriented mid-size vehicle at a reasonable price point. This is made possible by working with industry-leading suppliers from around the globe with high volume capabilities.

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