ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, part of the NFI Group and sister company to New Flyer, announced its first fully accessible, battery-electric low-floor bus, the Equess CHARGE, based on the Equess transit bus platform.
It's available in two lengths - 30-foot and 35-foot - and utilizes New Flyer EV tech. The main point of this bus is accessibility. It has a spacious 39" entrance door opening and can take up to 33 seated passengers and six wheelchair passengers.
With 437 kWh battery (supplied by XALT), it has a range up to about 230 miles (370 km) on a single charge. The electric motors are supplied by Siemens (ELFA 3 direct drive motor).