IC Bus will demonstrate its Gasoline-Powered CE School Bus at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno. This bus is designed to make ownership more affordable and to provide easier maintenance for school districts and contractors, and will utilize the purpose-built Power Solutions International’s (PSI) 8.8L V8 gasoline engine paired with commercial grade transmissions.
This CE gasoline-powered school bus utilizes much of the same proven technology and engine architecture as the propane-autogas powered bus, the engine for which is also provided by PSI. (Earlier post.)
The PSI 8.8-liter engine is rated at 565 lb-ft (766 N·m) at 1500 rpm; the high torque-low speed design greatly benefits stop-and-start applications to allow immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing capability.