Collins Type A School Buses built using Electric Ford E-Transits
Photo Credit To REV Group, Inc.

Collins Type A School Buses built using Electric Ford E-Transits

Collins Type A School Buses built using Electric Ford E-Transits

Collins Bus, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses, Multi-Function School Activity Buses (MFSAB), childcare buses and electric/alternative fuel buses announces its zero-emissions Ford E-Transit Type A School Bus is available for orders starting Monday, May 1st.

E-Transit is the first Type A School Bus on an electric powertrain from a full-line automaker. Introduced at NTEA’s Work Truck Week in Indianapolis, Indiana in March 2023 by Ford Pro, the Type A school bus package features a fully electric powertrain with a 68 kWh high-voltage battery, and 8-year/100K-mile warranty.

“Collins Bus is renowned for its commitment to driver and passenger safety innovation with unparalleled bus structure designs, driver visibility, and driver safety features. Now, with Ford’s E-Transit chassis, this commitment expands to help keep the environment safe with zero-emissions technology,” said Bryce Pfister, Vice President and General Manager, Collins Bus.

In addition to zero emissions provided by the Ford E-Transit, the complete Collins school bus offers:

  • A narrow-body design that allows for easy vehicle manoeuvrability
  • The industry’s largest view-out window which reduces blind spots and enhances visibility
  • An innovative structure featuring an exclusive one-piece tubular roof bow design for unmatched structural integrity
  • A 5-year body warranty and limited lifetime paint warranty

“Ford and Collins Bus have a long history working together to provide mobility solutions for school systems, and now, we’re delighted to offer a more sustainable choice for their customers with E-Transit,” said Raj Sarkar, Ford Pro General Manager Product Marketing and Strategy. “For use-cases with condensed routes, the Type A school bus package on E-Transit can be a great zero-emissions solution for student transportation.”

The Collins Type A School Bus is offered on Ford’s T-350 single-rear-wheel E-Transit cutaway and is available with floor plans accommodating up to 12 seated passengers or 8 seated passengers and two wheelchairs.

Ford Pro will showcase the Collins all-electric school bus at the ACT Expo May 2 to 4, 2023 where the latest developments in the clean transportation sector will be showcased.

Collins Type A School Buses built using Electric Ford E-Transits

Post source : REV Group, Inc.

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