Blue Bird Cancels ADOMANI® Order Due to Late Deliveries; Backlog Decreases.
A previously announce order for additional “Powered by ADOMANI®” all-electric drivetrain systems for zero-emission all-electric school buses is cancelled due to late deliveries
CORONA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 28, 2019 / ADOMANI, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADOM), a provider of advanced zero-emission and hybrid vehicle drivetrain solutions and purpose-built electric vehicles, announced today that orders placed in April exceeding $6.4 million were cancelled by Blue Bird due to ADOMANI’s supplier Cummins Inc.’s inability to meet delivery schedules. In addition, a school district who had ordered 3 all electric school buses from ADOMANI in September, 2017 also cancelled that order for approximately $1.0 million because the supplier, GreenPower Motor Company, Inc., also had not met delivery schedules. These reductions, combined with shipments of completed drivetrains, resulted in a net decrease from the previously announced April 30, 2019 backlog of $18.9 million to a June 30, 2019 backlog of $10.7 million. ADOMANI’s product portfolio currently includes electric drivetrain systems, vehicles, including trucks and vans, and the recent addition of e-trikes and low speed vehicle products. ADOMANI expects to deliver the majority of the June 30, 2019 backlog of drivetrain systems, complete school buses, and other vehicles during 2019.
Jim Reynolds, President and CEO of ADOMANI stated, “As we have mentioned a number of times in recent months, we have been working on our supplier issues, and have made progress with them, but not quickly enough. We are extremely disappointed by these cancellations after extensive discussions/negotiations, but remain very excited about the potential growth from our diversified product offerings of trucks, vans, chassis, NEVs and e-trikes that lie ahead of us. It is promising to see a high level of interest from customers as they see the benefits of adding these zero-emission electric vehicles to their fleets.” Reynolds continued, “ We are also very pleased to see the school districts, when presented the opportunity to see our additional ADOMANI zero-emission all electric vehicles, including trucks, cargo vans, chassis and NEVs, realize how their communities can be improved by a reduction in greenhouse gases that our many vehicles provide. We believe our ability to deliver all-electric vehicles that meet customer expectations for quality and timeframe gives ADOMANI a competitive edge in the commercial EV space. When you have the technology, the product, and can deliver within an acceptable amount of time, you increase your success rate and that is what we are working toward,” Reynolds concluded.
ADOMANI, Inc. is a provider of zero-emission electric and hybrid drivetrain systems for integration in new school buses and medium to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles, as well as re-power conversion kits for the replacement of drivetrain systems in combustion-powered vehicles. ADOMANI® is also a provider of new zero-emission electric and hybrid vehicles focused on reducing the total cost of vehicle ownership and helps fleet operators unlock the benefits of green technology and address the challenges of traditional fuel price instability and local, state and federal environmental regulatory compliance. For more information, visit www.ADOMANIelectric.com.
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