GreenPower Reports First Quarter Results With a Record of 88 All-Electric Buses in Production

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQX: GPVRF) (“GreenPower” or the “Company”), a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributer of a range of all-electric buses, today announced results for its first quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Quarterly and Recent Highlights:

  • Reported revenue of $2.4 million for the quarter and a gross profit of $0.7 million – representing a gross margin of 30%
  • During the quarter the Company delivered three EV Stars to Sacramento Regional Transit and received a follow-on order for three EV Star Plus buses with wheelchair lifts and other ADA features. The Company also delivered one EV350 to Porterville and two EV Stars to San Diego Airport Parking Company
  • Finished the first quarter with $7.9 million of inventory due to a record level of production with 88 all-electric buses in various stages of production or in finished goods
  • Improved working capital to $2.8 million at the end of the quarter
  • In April filed the initial application to uplist to the NASDAQ stock exchange
  • In May closed an equity financing for gross proceeds of $4 million
  • In July delivered the first ten EV Stars to Creative Bus Sales, the largest bus distributor in the US, delivered the first three EV Stars to Green Commuter, and delivered an EV Star to Sacramento Regional Transit
  • In August GreenPower delivered another five all-electric buses

“I am pleased to report that GreenPower had a record number of 88 all-electric buses in production at the end of the quarter,” said Fraser Atkinson, Chairman and CEO of GreenPower Motor Company. “The Company continued to execute on its previously stated goals during the quarter as we increased the utilization of our manufacturing facilities in California, raised $4 million in an equity financing to fuel top line growth, and significantly increased production. Moving forward, we remain optimistic about the company’s prospects as we are focused on ramping up vehicle deliveries, rapidly scaling the business, improving our financial position and continue to work towards uplisting to the NASDAQ stock exchange later this year.”

Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2019

The Company reported quarterly revenue of over $2.4 million versus $2.5 million for the prior-year period. Revenue from vehicle sales and vehicle leases was generated from the sale of one EV 350 and five EV Stars, two of which were accounted for as finance leases, as well as revenue from the sale of vehicle chargers and other sources. Gross profit for the quarter was $0.7 million or 30% of revenues. The Company reported a consolidated net loss for the quarter of $1.3 million or $0.01 per share.

For further information contact:

Fraser Atkinson
Chairman and CEO
(604) 220-8048

Michael Sieffert
(604) 563-4144

GreenPower Investor Relations
Chris Witty
(646) 438-9385

About GreenPower Motor Company Inc.

GreenPower designs, builds and distributes a full suite of high-floor and low-floor vehicles, including transit buses, school buses, shuttles, a cargo van and a double decker.  GreenPower employs a clean-sheet design to manufacture all-electric buses that are purpose built to be battery powered with zero emissions. GreenPower integrates global suppliers for key components, such as Siemens or TM4 for the drive motors, Knorr for the brakes, ZF for the axles and Parker for the dash and control systems. This OEM platform allows GreenPower to meet the specifications of various operators while providing standard parts for ease of maintenance and accessibility for warranty requirements.  For further information go to

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