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500 electric school buses in order for Girardin

Drummondville, October 28, 2021 - Girardin announced today having sold up to 510 Blue Bird and Micro Bird electric school buses since the start of the government's electrification of pupil transportation program. This program requires that all new buses to enter Quebec school circuits after November 1st, 2021 be electric.

PHOTO A. GIRARDIN INC. aérienne 27 octobre 2021

These impressive results are coming quickly and show just how important Girardin in meeting Quebec Government's objectives in terms of electrifying school buses. The objective is for 65% of the Quebec school bus fleet be electric before 2030.

This announcement is closely following Girardin's quest last spring which resulted in obtaining purchasing intentions for 1200 electric school buses from more than 90 clients from all Quebec regions. The majority confirmed their orders, some being conditional to obtaining a satisfactory agreement with the government which would improve school bus routes remuneration for electric buses.

Deliveries will start as soon as this fall and will continue up to March 2024.

"We are feeling the enthusiasm and these sales are an undeniable vote of confidence towards Girardin and Blue Bird/Micro Bird electric buses. Our quality of product, our client-centric service and our capacity to support our clients make Girardin a prime partner in this transition towards electrification" Michel Daneault, VP Sales & Service - Eastern Canada.

Girardin and its partners Micro Bird in Drummondville, Ecotuned in Varennes and Blue Bird Cummins PowerDrive make up a complete electric school bus offering of Type A, C and D, 100% electric, including heating for an additional GHG reduction.

The complete line of vehicles is supported by a world-class after-sale service team with locations in Drummondville (QC), Brantford (ON) and dedicated service centers in the Maritimes. Furthermore, a mobile service is also made available to clients with a dedicated electric support line to adress client needs.

With its division GIRARDIN ENERGY, Girardin offers a turn-key service accompanying clients for the implementation of their infrastructures, with the objective in mind to facilitate our clients' transition toward electric.

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