ASPEN, CO [May 17, 2022] Endera is a technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure, and software solutions. The company announced the delivery of two all-electric Endera shuttles to The Aspen Institute’s Aspen Meadows Resort. The resort recently became part of the acclaimed Salamander Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
“Endera and The Aspen Institute have very like-minded thinking. That is why we are excited to partner with them. It’s to align with their goals of making Aspen a cleaner place. Not only for their guests but the Aspen community,” said John Walsh, Founder and CEO, Endera. “Endera and Motiv’s combined innovative EV capabilities makes for a superior fleet of zero-emission vehicles. It’s a perfect complement for The Aspen Institute to further Aspen Meadows’ commitment. To becoming a leader in improving actions and important challenges.”
Aspen Meadows Resort is the first resort in Aspen, Colorado to adopt electric shuttles. They will use them as transportation for hotel guests and trips to and from Aspen airport. Endera’s zero-emission electric shuttles will be replacing the existing gas fleet, reducing emissions, and helping to meet sustainability goals while contributing to Aspen Meadows Green Initiatives, and the City of Aspen’s Climate Action Plan, a continuous pursuit to minimize its ecological footprint wherever possible. The Meadows wants to further encourage the use of electric vehicles and improve the experience for visitors. Therefore, they now have two EV charging stations.
“We were happy to work with Endera to be the first hotel in Aspen and Colorado where their vehicles are in action. We are even happier to be Endera’s first EV shuttle bus in a ski town,” said Richard Stettner, Aspen Institute Vice President of Aspen Campus Facilities and Operations. Stettner is responsible for oversight of Salamander Hotels and Resorts’ management of the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. Stetner works to ensure its high-quality operations, including environmental operations with projects such as this.
How Endera Created the Aspen Shuttles
Endera teamed with Motiv Power Systems, a leading innovator of EV trucks and buses. Together they got the technology and components to power the new Aspen Meadows buses.
“Our partnership with Endera and Aspen Meadows is yet another example of how Motiv is innovating. Moreover, innovating to help build the backbone of modern commerce,” said Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems. “Motiv’s laser focus is on transforming commercial fleets from fossil fuels to innovative EV solutions. Endera’s electric buses, powered by Motiv, are doing that for Aspen Meadows and we are proud to be a part of it.” Krauskopf added.
This deployment coincides with the broader regulatory push under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to zero out U.S. greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide by the end of the century, and help to advance the adoption of electric commercial vehicles. Endera’s electric vehicles will offset about 21 metric tons of carbon per year, helping Aspen Meadows to continue to be a leader in social change and climate action.