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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.

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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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