Girardin delivers first G5e electric minibus in Quebec
Drummondville, June 4, 2019 - It's today that the very first electric minibus G5e will be delivered to Autobus Voltigeurs in Drummondville.
Girardin, leader in alternative fuels in the school, commercial and specialized transport, is proud to announce its first delivery of the electric school minibus Micro Bird G5e. In fact, Autobus Voltigeurs of Drummondville is the first to acquire two units of the Micro Bird G5e. Several additional units will soon be delivered everywhere in Quebec.
The G5e, an electric school minibus manufactured in Quebec by Micro Bird, is the first Type A vehicle to be eligible for the Quebec Government incentive subsidies (Programme de soutien au déploiement des autobus scolaires électriques au Québec).
« It's excellent news for the school bus industry. The G5e electric minibus will contribute to maximize electric school bus sales as well as help reduce GES in Quebec and meet reductions targets as set forth in the Energy Policy 2030 » explains Michel Daneault, Vice-President for Girardin. »
Micro Bird by Girardin is the only manufacturer of Type A electric minibus in Canada. Brought to market in January 2018, sales and deliveries made in the USA and in Ontario showed the efficiency and confidence in the technology and Quebec's know-how.
Girardin would like to mention the participation of the MTQ with the Programme de soutien au déploiement des autobus électriques au Québec in the acquisition of the G5e.
Girardin is a distributor of bus for 60 years, servicing Quebec, Ontario, Maritimes and New York. Girardin is the official distributor of BLUE BIRD school bus and MICRO BIRD minibus, the later manufactured here in Quebec. Today, Girardin is the undisputed leader in alt fuels (propane, naturel gas and electric vehicles) in school, commercial and sepcialized transport. Further information is available on the Girardin website: www.girardinbluebird.com