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16 Nov 2017

NAVISTAR LAUNCHES IC CHARGE ELECTRIC SCHOOLBUS

The Navistar IC Electric Bus chargE is an electric CE Series concept school bus developed with alliance partner, Volkswagen Truck & Bus. The company expects to launch its first unit as early as 2019.

The new chargE concept electric school bus incorporates a common group electric drivetrain from Volkswagen Truck & Bus that is quiet, does not produce any emissions, and can be built to address any school bus customer’s specific requirements. The range of the chargE can exceed 120 miles, while the powertrain can deliver up to 260 kW (about 349 peak horsepower).

At the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta this past September, Navistar and Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group announced plans to develop an electric-powered, medium-duty vehicle for Navistar’s Core (US and Canada) market, which it also expects to launch as early as 2019.

The chargE concept vehicle represents the second electric powertrain vehicle coming out of the alliance built with a common group electric drivetrain from Volkswagen Truck & Bus.