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TYPE A ALL-ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES
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.
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.
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.
Each bus is constructed with high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel to produce a one-piece tubular roof bow that is 66% stronger than traditional steel. Meanwhile, the sturdy roll cage structure maximizes passenger protection by utilizing full-length, interlocking cage stringers and floor beams. The result? A dependable G90 galvanized steel structure that resists corrosion.
At Collins, we provide passengers with a 30- to 70K high-efficiency A/C system that comes flush mounted in the rear wall to deliver a seamless interior look and reliable source of air flow to keep the cabin at optimal temperatures no matter the weather outside. The system also features in-wall access for easy maintenance, as well as a standard skirt-mounted condenser.
When it comes to building dependable buses for school, commercial and multi-purpose functions, our top priority is the safety of each passenger on board. That’s why our buses give drivers the maximum visibility available to ensure passengers enjoy a safe entry and exit. On the Ford Transit model, drivers have up to an impressive 810-square inches of visibility.
In addition to the safety features built into each Collins bus, we also want to ensure passengers enjoy their commutes. Our high-visibility passenger window designs provide exclusive water shedding features to keep out the elements, the AS3 tempered, 26% tinted glass adds safety and temperature control, and the oversized windows give you flexibility for seat placement.
Your fleet will benefit from an exclusive storage/battery compartment that delivers up to 7.2-cubic feet of space, depending on model selection. This compartment can hold 120- to 200-lbs. of equipment, delivers the flexibility needed to store batteries, jumper cables and other safety equipment, and has passed the Altoona simulated test for 7-years/200,000-miles of durability.
Delivering a simplified electrical system that features plug and play fuses and relays; your Collins bus fleet will have a clean and efficient control panel that allows users to customize their ride. The easy-to-access integrated power switching and circuit protection gives you expansion capabilities when you need to add secondary features, such as cameras, GPS devices and more.
Providing passengers with a safe and comfortable seating experience as they ride on your buses, Collins offers a variety of seating configurations and color combinations for you to choose from. To best customize your school and activity bus fleets, your selections will range from bench seating, child restraints, 3-point belt systems, as well as Freedman activity seats.