The vehicle will be used for Bruinaccess, a complimentary paratransit service provided by UCLA for qualified individuals curb to curb rides from most points on or near campus. - Photo: GreenPower Motor Company

The vehicle will be used for Bruinaccess, a complimentary paratransit service provided by UCLA for qualified individuals curb to curb rides from most points on or near campus.

Photo: GreenPower Motor Company

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. announced Nov. 24 the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will add a third EV Star vehicle to their fleet. 

The first two GreenPower EV Star Min-E shuttles ordered by UCLA Transportation are being used by UCLA Health and are transporting patients and visitors, as well as staff and faculty working at the medical centers. The third unit will be used for Bruinaccess, a complimentary paratransit service provided by UCLA for qualified individuals curb to curb rides from most points on or near campus.

The initial order was delivered in the summer of 2020 and has received positive feedback from the operators and fleet managers. The third unit was delivered in the early part of November.  Part of the EV Star purchase was covered by the California VW Mitigation settlement, which covers up to $160,000 of the vehicle cost and requires the scrapping of a model-year 2009 unit with a GVWR of over 14,000 pounds.

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