ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc, and an industry leader in emission-free technology heavy-duty buses, announces the next generation of zero-emissions products, the Axess battery electric bus (EVO-BE) and the fuel cell electric bus. hydrogen Axess (EVO-FC) which is currently under development.
Both buses use the field-proven Axess platform, are leading-edge products in terms of performance and safety, and feature state-of-the-art technology that enables greater reach.
ENC is currently opening orders with an estimated delivery in 2023, ENC offers several variations of Axess such as Axess EVO-BE 32 inch wheels, 35 and 40 and Axess EVO-FC in 40 inch wheels.
“The innovative design of the next generation Axess EVO-BE and Axess EVO-FC, we apply the most innovative low- and zero-emissions technologies by working with best-in-class suppliers,” said ENC Vice President and General Manager, Jason Moore, as quoted by the REV page. Today's group is Thursday 8/9/2022.
The next-generation Axess EVO-BE will have a class-leading 738 kWh battery. The battery and energy storage systems for the buses are supplied by Proterra Powered, a manufacturer of battery packs for zero-emission electric vehicles.
According to Jason, the next generation Axess EVO-FC buses are designed to have a range of up to 644 km, based on application and will be assembled on the ENC Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric bus. ENC was the first bus manufacturer to complete the 12-year/804,672 km Altoona FTA test for hydrogen fuel cell electric buses in 2018.
ENC selected BAE Systems, the industry leader in electric drive and control systems for the transit industry, for the new Gen3 powertrain for the next generation Axess EVO-FC.
Both the Axess EVO-BE and EVO-FC buses utilize the same structural platform, propulsion system and technology, with more than 90% commonality. It provides a simpler solution of aftermarket support, employee training and maintenance for customers who currently or in the future operate a mixed fleet of Electric Batteries and Electric Hydrogen Fuel Cells.