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Motiv Power Systems and Creative Bus Sales to build Starcraft e-Quest XL

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Motiv Power Systems and Creative Bus Sales Inc. have announced they will partner on a new all-electric school bus: the Starcraft e-Quest XL The zero-emission school bus will use the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, a Ford F59 chassis and Starcraft body.

Features of the e-Quest XL bus include:

  • Passenger capacity of up to 48.
  • A range of up to 85 miles.
  • 50% charge within 2 hours.

"Developing more options for all-electric school buses offers more opportunities for school districts to reduce harmful pollutants near children who are especially vulnerable to health impacts from diesel emissions," said Motiv Founder and CEO, Jim Castelaz. "We're thrilled to be working with Creative Bus Sales to help improve conditions for students' health, save districts on fuel costs, and support California's environmental goals."

"After making our mark with compressed natural gas upfits, we are thrilled to be able to collaborate with Motiv and offer an all-electric option to our customers," said Mark Matijevich, General Manager of GAS. "Greening the nation's fleets is not a one-size-fits-all solution; between CNG, propane and now an all-electric option, we continue to guide schools and commercial fleets towards the best options to fit their operational needs while reducing their carbon footprints."

In addition to the Ford F59 chassis, the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain has upfit packages available for the Ford E450 and Crane Carrier COE2 class 8 chassis.

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