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23 February 2021
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Forest River orders 150 GreenPower EV Star Cab and Chassis Units for new zero-emission models

The RV manufacturer, Forest River, has signed an exclusive agreement with GreenPower, a manufacturer of electric-powered medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles, to purchase up to 150 of its EV Star Cab and Chassis (EV Star CC) for a new range of zero-emission products.

GreenPower expects to deliver the first six units this quarter, with the remainder expected to be delivered over the next 36 months at a run rate that will be determined by the third quarter of 2021.

Forest River is a leading manufacturer in the cutaway bus, motorhome, and truck industries, which celebrated the delivery of its 100,000th bus in July 2020. Forest River has over 10,000 employees and annual revenues in excess of $5 Billion. It is anticipated that the initial deliveries of GreenPower EV Star CC units to Forest River will be directed at the cutaway shuttle bus, commercial truck and recreational vehicle markets.

Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower, commented: “Forest River is a forward-thinking company that is looking to solidify their market position long into the future by adding a purpose- built, zero-emission offering to many of their product lines. The EV Star Cab and Chassis meets the demands of many of their addressable markets and allows Forest River to focus on what they are experts at: building bodies,” Riley added.

David Wright, President of Forest River’s bus divisions commented: “Forest River has been looking for a purpose-built all-electric chassis that has the range and the carrying capacity that our customers and dealers demand. Zero-emission vehicles are where the markets are going, and the GreenPower EV Star CC gives us the flexibility to address a variety of unmet needs in the commercial market.”

Ryne Shetterly, VP of Sales and Marketing at GreenPower also commented: “At GreenPower, we view this as a tremendous opportunity to enter a relationship with one of the most highly respected and largest volume names in the industry. Our EV Star CC will now have representation in select Forest River distribution channels and the amount of value that brings to GreenPower is tremendous.”