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TYPE A ALL-ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES

INNOVATING 50 YEARS
OF STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

The safest bus on the market* just became one of the most efficient. Our Type A Electric School Buses, powered by MOTIV, ride on a Ford E-450 chassis and are set to revolutionize student transportation thanks to their roof to wheel innovations in efficiency and safety.

These all-electric buses offer over up to 85% in operating and maintenance savings, and utilize commercially-proven battery packs validated by millions of real-world miles. Plus, these school buses help reduce driver fatigue and create a healthier ride to and from the bus stop.

ELECTRIC BUS LAYOUTS
OPTIONS FOR EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The narrow-body designs on these Type A buses continues the Collins legacy of providing easy vehicle maneuverability, large view-out windows, one-piece tubular roof bow, and more.

POPULAR FLOORPLANS

FORD E-450 + MOTIV = ONE POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP

eQvm

As the only Ford eQVM-approved provider for all-electric school bus chassis, our partnership with Motiv brings game-changing benefits to both operators and passengers.

There are reduced costs, elimination of vehicle emissions, and a healthier environment for students and the communities around them. There’s also peace of mind in the form of Sodium Nickel batteries that work in a series, which means if one runs out of power, another will take over and ensure you’re never left stranded.

  • 1. BATTERY PACKS – BMW Lithium-ion i3 passenger car batteries. 127 kWh total capacity.
  • 2. CHARGE PLUG – Level 2 19.2 kW AC Charging. Level 3 CCS1 DC Fast Charging optional.
  • 3. CLEAR FRAME RAIL SPACE – Battery packs between the frame rails make more space for cargo and vehicle body use.
  • 4. CONTROL ASSEMBLY – Motiv’s 5th generation AdaptEV software platform allows fleets a seamless pathway to electrification.
  • 5. DRIVE TRAIN – No transmission needed and no shifts.
  • 6. MOTIV EPIC E-450 CHASSIS – Based on the popular E-450 platform with more than 1,000,000 real world miles.
  • Up to 85% operating and maintenance savings
  • Ford eQVM-approved 5th generation technology
  • Industry-proven BMW batteries validated through millions of real-world miles
  • Independent battery control improves reliability and performance
  • Over-the-air software updates for new features and functionality
  • Industry’s largest view-out window reduces blind spots and enhances visibility
  • Innovative structural design provides unparalleled safety and features a one-piece tubular roof bow design

CHASSIS

   
OEM PLATFORM Ford E-450
MAX GVWR 14,500 lbs
BATTERY TECHNOLOGY BMW Lithium-ion
BATTERY CAPACITY 127 kWh
RANGE 105 miles
PEAK MOTOR POWER RATING 295 kW / 396 hp
PEAK MOTOR TORQUE RATING 1190 Nm / 878 ft-lbs
GRADEABILITY 17%
MAX SPEED 65 mph
REGENERATIVE BRAKING Standard
LEVEL 2 AC CHARGING 19.2 kW / J1772
LEVEL 3 DC FAST CHARGING 60 kW / CCS

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