Creative Bus Sales has received purchase orders for 18 new electric Starcraft eQuest XL school buses powered by Motiv Power Systems, slated for delivery to districts throughout California this fall. Funding for the buses was provided by the North and South Coast Air Quality Management Districts.
The eQuest XL school buses are built on the Ford F59-based Motiv EPIC 6 chassis. The CARB-certified, all-electric buses provide a maximum capacity of forty-eight passengers and 90 miles of range on a single charge. The eQuest XL buses also feature flexible ADA seating that can be configured to accommodate up to eight wheelchairs for routes serving students with special needs.
Districts receiving Motiv powered school buses include seven Los Angeles districts (Los Angeles Unified School District, Covina-Valley Unified School District, Montebello Unified School District, Anaheim Elementary School District, Savanna School District, Coachella Valley Unified School, and Magnolia School District); Brawley Elementary School District in the San Diego region; and Gateway Unified School District in Redding California.
These districts join those in Long Island, Sacramento, Kings Canyon and San Bernardino in transitioning to all-electric Motiv powered buses.
Motiv’s EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) are CARB-certified, GSA-approved, and available for many configurations including walk-in vans, box trucks, work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, trolleys, and other specialty vehicles.
Motiv is a Ford eQVM-approved provider of all-electric chassis for commercial trucks and buses and benefits from engineering insights and support from Ford to ensure safety and reliability.