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.

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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. CHARGING – Onboard charger enables high power 15kW Level 2 charging via the industry-standard J1772 connector.
  • 2. REGENERATIVE BRAKING – Recaptures energy to extend range and reduces wear and tear on OEM brake components.
  • 3. MOTOR – Six phase, permanent magnet synchronous axial flux AC motor for powerful, smooth acceleration.
  • 4. BATTERY – Utilizes commercially-proven batteries validated by millions of real-world miles, ensuring safety and reliability while reducing purchase and replacement costs.
  • 5. DRIVE TRAIN – No transmission needed, reducing maintenance and increasing driver comfort.
  • 6. MOTIV EPIC E-450 CHASSIS – Ford eQVM-approved electric system based on the popular Ford E-450 platform.
    • 5-year body warranty and limited lifetime paint warranty.
    • Meets all FMVSS standards.
  • 85% reduction in operating costs and 66% reduction in maintenance costs
  • Utilizes industry-proven EV batteries validated through millions of real world miles to ensure long life and inexpensive replacement costs
  • Independent battery control improves reliability and performance
  • No range degradation -40° to 120°F
  • Over-the-air software updates for new features and functionality
  • Narrow-body design offers easy vehicle maneuverability and safety
  • Industry’s largest view-out window reduces blind spots and enhances visibility
  • Innovative structural design provides unparalleled safety and features a onepiece tubular roof bow design
  • Collins exclusive external storage compartment

CHASSIS

   
OEM PLATFORM Ford E-450
MAX GVWR 14,500 lbs
BATTERY TECHNOLOGY Sodium Nickel
BATTERY CAPACITY 106 kWh
RANGE 85 miles
PEAK MOTOR POWER RATING 150 kW / 201 hp
PEAK MOTOR TORQUE RATING 1,060 Nm / 780 ft-lbs
GRADEABILITY 17%
MAX SPEED 65 mph
REGENERATIVE BRAKING Standard
CHARGING TYPE J1772 / 15kW
50% CHARGE TIME ~ 2.5 hours
75% CHARGE TIME ~ 4 hours
100% CHARGE TIME ~ 8 hours

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Public Notice

Collins Bus Corporation is required to establish a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program in accordance with 49 CFR 26. We have concluded the FY 2019-2020 goal setting process. This proposed goal and methodology are available for inspection for 30 days and for comment for 45 days following the date of this notice. The goal setting process produced a proposed FY 2019-2020 Goal of 1.08 percent. Any comments or concerns regarding this goal can be directed to jeff.eriksen@collinsbus.com