ABC tech team participates in EV training at Van Hool factory

Dec. 4, 2019
The training comes as ABC, Proterra and Van Hool prepare for the release of the new CX45E all-electric bus.

To support the upcoming Van Hool CX45E all electric bus release, a team of ABC technicians visited the Van Hool factory in Belgium for preliminary training and product knowledge.

Together with ABC and Proterra, Van Hool continues to prepare for the new model introduction planned for the North American unveiling at the UMA Expo 2020 in Nashville, Tenn.

The new Van Hool CX45E combines the Siemens modular ELFA II drivetrain system with Proterra’s E2 high-power, high-density battery system, in conjunction with energy efficient ELFA drive and converter technology to support daily range targets for operators. The vehicle’s zero emissions and quiet battery drive offers a smooth, comfortable ride with low noise levels to enhance the passenger experience.

“Together with our partners Van Hool and Proterra, ABC is leveraging deep expertise to bring advanced electric technology to the motorcoach segment”, said Roman Cornell, president and chief commercial pfficer at ABC Companies. “We are pleased to migrate the benefits and utility of electric vehicle technology enjoyed in the automotive and transit segments to our customer base.”

In 2020, operators can also expect to see enhanced interior designs onboard the CX series, including the new CX45E model, which integrates a restyled passenger entry, cabin and restroom, as well as a fully redesigned driver’s area and new digital dash display.

The new Van Hool All Electric, Zero-Emission CX45E will be showcased at next year’s UMA Expo 2020 where ABC and partners will present a complete overview of the project and be on hand to field questions about the new electric model.