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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 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

  • 1. BATTERY PACKS – Lithium-ion passenger car batteries. 125 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 – Software platform allows fleets a seamless pathway to electrification.
  • 5. DRIVE TRAIN – No transmission needed and no shifts.
  • 6. 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
  • Industry-proven 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 GMC Savana 4500 Cutaway
MAX GVWR 14,500 lbs 14,200 lbs
BATTERY TECHNOLOGY Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
BATTERY CAPACITY 125 kWh 120 kWh
RANGE 130 miles 130 miles
PEAK MOTOR POWER RATING 180 kW / 241 hp 180 kW / 241 hp
PEAK MOTOR TORQUE RATING 1071 Nm / 790 ft-lbs 1071 Nm / 790 ft-lbs
GRADEABILITY 17% 17%
MAX SPEED 65 mph 65 mph
REGENERATIVE BRAKING Standard Standard
LEVEL 2 AC CHARGING 13.2 kW / J1772 13.2 kW / J1772
LEVEL 3 DC FAST CHARGING Up to 80 kW Up to 80 kW

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