ENC® Announces First Order of Six Axess® Zero Emission Battery Electric Buses | News

RIVERSIDE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 15, 2022–

ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group ® and an industry leader in heavy-duty transit buses and emission-free technology, announces the first order for six Axess Battery Electric Buses (BEB ), to First Transit, the leader in academic mobility solutions, for surgery at Emory University in Atlanta.

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ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a REV Group subsidiary and industry leader in heavy-duty transit buses and emission-free technology, announces first order of six Axess Battery Electric Buses (BEBs) to be operated at Emory University in Atlanta. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Emory University has selected the Axess BEB ENC for its first battery electric bus order to be commissioned at its Atlanta, Georgia campus. The new buses will join an existing ENC fleet of 36 low-floor shuttles that have successfully served the university for more than ten years.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with ENC and Emory University, with a new fleet to include these zero-emission buses,” said Tim McCann, senior vice president of First Transit. “Our team is proud to improve its fleet and provide the campus community with a cleaner transportation option.”

The university recently joined Race to Zero, a coalition of educational institutions dedicated to the goal of zero carbon emissions. This fleet of ENC Axess BEB buses will help Emory in its quest to create a more sustainable campus.

Introduced in late 2021, the Axess BEB ENC is built on the proven Axess platform, which has over 20 years of reliable performance. Available in 40′, 35′ and 32′ lengths, the Axess BEB is specifically designed for all transit and commuter applications. It has integrated a Cummins battery-powered electrical system using up to 518kWh of the new BP74E battery packs and is backed by Cummins’ worldwide network of trained service and support technicians.

“Our partnership with Cummins has been critical in the development of the new Axess battery electric bus,” said Jason Moore, vice president and general manager of ENC. “Their expertise in electric powertrains helped us design an innovative electric solution for our transit and shuttle customers.”

As with ENC’s conventional fuel models, the Axess BEB is available with an optional 304 grade stainless steel body structure for high corrosion markets. The Axess has been specifically designed for charging flexibility, including plug-in, overhead and buried inductive charging. ENC also offers multiple configurations for passenger seats and wheelchairs to meet the exact needs of its customers. Its versatility makes the ENC Axess BEB an ideal mobility solution for public transport, airports, universities and other high-demand applications.

Creative Bus Sales, the largest ENC dealership in North America, completed the sale in December 2021.

Find out more by downloading the ENCs Axess BEB brochure.

About ElDorado National (California), Inc.

ENC®, a subsidiary of the REV Group, has been manufacturing low-floor and standard-floor buses for the transit/paratransit, airport and university markets for over 45 years. ENC is best known in the industry for its customizable options, including thousands of floor plan configurations, as well as ensuring unparalleled manufacturing and safety standards. All ENC models pass a full battery of durability and crash tests. ENC manufactures the greenest buses in the industry, including the zero-emission, hydrogen-powered Axess-Fuel Cell and the new 100% battery-electric Axess. All buses are manufactured in the state-of-the-art 227,000 square foot ISO 9001 certified production facility in Riverside, CA.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group® are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, serving a diverse customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire and Emergency, Commercial and Recreational. They provide custom vehicle solutions for applications including the essential needs of utilities (ambulances, fire departments, school buses and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers) and consumer recreation ( recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established leading vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Many of the REV Group brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back over 50 years. REV Group is listed on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG

About First Transit, Inc.

First Transit, Inc. has over 60 years of experience and is North America’s largest private mobility solutions provider, carrying over 300 million passengers annually. First Transit, Inc. operates, manages and consults over 300 locations in 39 states, Canada and Puerto Rico for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, universities and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,000 dedicated transit professionals. For more information, please visit FirstTransit.com. To see how First Transit is leading the way in Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) initiatives, please visit FirstAV.com.

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