Based on the purchased chassis, Pegasus will build electric school buses, minibuses and shuttles and distribute them through a dealer network spread across 56 locations across the US.
The contract between Via Motors and Pegasus is worth $170 million. Pegasus hopes this contract will bring “a new, innovative and unique bus solution” to the electric commercial vehicle market in the US.
“Our advanced bodies, mounted on these reliable, fuel-efficient and customizable chassis will truly be a game-changer in the markets we’re focused on.” says Brian Barrington, president of Pegasus Specialty Vehicles
Features a VIA chassis, all-wheel drive and low floor height. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle is between 12,500 and 14,000 pounds. The electric motor produces 294 kW of continuous power and is capable of carrying a payload of 7,000 to 8,200 pounds (about 3,175 to 3,719 kilograms) over a range of 180 miles (about 290 kilometers).
Last year, Ideanomics announced the acquisition of Via Motors for $450 million, but according to the latest information, the acquisition is not yet complete.