School Bus Type A

All-electric school buses provide students and operators with a healtier, smoother, and quieter ride by eliminating toxic tail-pipe emissions, vibrations, and noise. School buses are ideal candidates for electrification because they typically are operated on fixed-routes and in return-to-depot patterns.

Motiv has been electrifying school buses and serving students since 2013. School bus fleet customers include over 20 school districts across four states.



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Features and Benefits
  • Up to 85% operating and maintenance savings
  • Proprietary 5th generation technology
  • Commercially proven battery packs
  • More than 170 vehicles and 1.8 million miles
  • Independent battery control improves reliability, range, and performance
  • Over-the-air software updates
  • Lift gate control and interlock support
  • Multiple body configurations available
  • Proprietary Hill Hold technology ensures vehicle and driver safety
  • Manual parking brake for state and federal compliance
  • Unique redundant high voltage safety systems protects operator and vehicle
  • Customizable regenerative braking settings for maximum range and operator comfort
  • Unique Electronic Stabilization Control helps prevent roll over or skidding during sudden deceleration
  • Proprietary AdaptEV™ and Adaptive Battery Controller (ABC) manage battery temperatures to optimize charging, cold weather performance, and safety
Specifications
OEM Platform
Ford E-450
Max GVWR
14,500 lbs
Battery Technology
Lithium-ion
Battery Capacity
127 kWh
Range at Max GVWR
105 miles
Max Speed
65 mph
Overall Length
24'
Peak Motor Power Rating
295 kW / 394 hp
Peak Motor Torque Rating
1,190 Nm / 870 ft-lbs
Gradeability
17%
Regenerative Braking
Standard
Passenger Count
Up to 24 passengers, with multiple floorplans and ADA available
Level 2 AC Charging
19.2 kW / J1772
Level 3 DC Fast Charging (Optional)
60 kW / CCS
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