VAN HOOL BUILDS FIRST ELECTRIC COACH FOR THE US MARKET
Van Hool of Koningshooikt in Belgium will launch her first fully electric coach on the North American market during the first half of 2018. The coach will have an action radius of some 300 kilometers.
Van Hool will cooperate in this project with the American manufacturer of citybuses and accumulators Proterra.for supplying the batteries. This new coach CX45E as it is designated, has completely been designed and developed by Van Hool in its Koningshooikt R&D centre, The production will take place in the Van Hool plant in Macedonia.
The electric coaches are intended for the short-distance transport of employees, for example in the Californian IT industry. Van Hool has already 10.000 coaches on the road in North America, says Van Hool CEO Filip van Hool. The electric coaches are sold, distributed and serviced again by ABC Companies, since thirty years the partner for Van Hool on the North-American market.