AVASS, the Australian electric bus manufacturing company has recruited former Brighsun CEO Allen Saylav for the position of CEO for its future business operations in the public transport segment. Headquartered in Melbourne, AVASS has leased a 12,500 square meter large factory at Avalon, Melbourne, where it will be manufacturing upcoming electric vehicles including buses, cars, trucks and motorcycles under AVA brand.
"Our technology is even stronger than what is currently on the market. With AVA we intend on manufacturing in Australia and globally in the respective regions. We believe AVA will become a worldwide household name when it comes to electric vehicle manufacturing," said Allen Saylav, the current CEO at AVASS.
AVASS will focus mainly on producing commercial vehicles including 12-meter city passenger buses, 9-meter passenger buses and a 12-meter long coaches. In addition to these, it will also focus on producing small trucks ranging just under 7000 kgs.
"These vehicles will supply the Australian marketplace with plans to ship orders to New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region when required. This is great news for cleaner, greener, urban transit systems not only in Australia but also worldwide," said, Saylav
The Australian based electric vehicles manufacturer, AVASS has expressed its confidence that the firm has the potential to create jobs in the region. With the support of Geelong Chamber of Commerce, AVASS has set up a manufacturing facility at Avalon with five year lease. It is expecting to hire up to 500 employees.
"These high capacity, high efficiency and ultra-performance vehicles are sure to be in demand. We are really proud to be leading the way in electric vehicle manufacturing in Australia and have had extensive interests internationally,” said Saylav.
It is expected that the first Australian–made AMA electric vehicle will be sent out of the facility in the month of July later this year.