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IC Bus's chargE Electric School Bus Hits The Road Today

• https://insideevs.com, BY MARK KANE

Today, IC will send its EV out on the West Coast leg. The first stop is at the California Association of School Transportation (CASTO) State Board of Directors 50th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

"On the first leg of the tour, chargE will visit more than 10 locations throughout the West Coast to provide an up close and personal opportunity for bus industry stakeholders to experience the electric IC Bus® CE Series concept school bus developed with Navistar's alliance partner, Volkswagen Truck & Bus."

IC Bus intends to make use of the year 2018 to raise interest in chargE and prepare for production from 2019 on.

The all-electric range is to be 120 miles (193 km), while the electric motor is rated at 260 kW.

"The national tour will include scheduled stops at trade shows, school visits, and local government events throughout the country, including locations in and around Sacramento, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, to provide customers with high-touch learning events with chargE."

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