Brussels, Belgium — Attendees at the Busworld Europe 2019 show held October 18-23 enjoyed a first look at the brand new all-electric Van Hool CX45E in October, which has the elite distinction as being the only electric model exclusively designed and built for the North American market. The zero-emission vehicle utilizes Proterra’s battery system, featuring a compact, robust design enabling industry-leading energy density by volume and mass. Efficient energy storage enables improved range capabilities and thermally controlled batteries keep the temperature consistent to maximize lifetime in operating climates.
Designed for the Future, Coming to America - January 2020 was the theme used to unveil the new bus, and ABC Companies is eager to present this innovative zero-emission model during UMA Expo 2020 to be held January 19-23 in Nashville, Tenn. Like the diesel-powered Van Hool CX45, the CX45E electric bus will integrate a multitude of onboard technologies and passenger and driver amenities including a fully redesigned driver’s area.
“The new CX45E represents an important milestone in our over 30-year partnership with Van Hool and demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced technology and innovation to our North American customers,” said ABC Companies President and CCO Roman Cornell. The CX45E offers an ideal solution for North American customers who operate fixed routes and dedicated shuttles, especially in urban and private environments, according to Cornell.
ABC, together with Van Hool and Proterra, will offer proprietary route modelling, which will take route planning, the environment, and how each coach is routinely operated into consideration. Modeling and charging infrastructure analysis, utilizes data gleaned from route simulation—factoring in a host of variables such as charging speed and consumption, hours of operation, charging points, power suppliers and more—to determine the right fit for each operation. Through the Proterra Energy fleet solutions offering, Proterra’s team of experts can evaluate a fleet’s daily power needs to determine the most fitting chargers to meet route requirements.
ABC also offers after-sale, fleet maintenance support programs that are built around each owner’s individual fleet profile and needs. With flexible, scalable maintenance strategies tailored to support highly diverse fleet compositions, the company can service a full spectrum of equipment makes, models and drivetrain platforms. Together with recognized industry innovators Van Hool and Proterra, the company eagerly anticipates the forthcoming UMA 2020 debut of the Van Hool CX45E All Electric Bus at ABC Booth #200.
Visit abc-companies.com or proterra.com for more information.