Vicinity and ABC Companies will jointly exhibit a range of heavy-duty, light-duty, and special purpose vehicles.
The Vicinity Lightning is a 28-foot shuttle bus designed from the ground up to be a cost-effective, user-friendly vehicle. The design allows it to fit into any standard garage with no major infrastructural electrical upgrades. Priced at an attractive cost starting at $350,000, with seating for up to 24 passengers, the Lightning’s onboard charging and in-floor batteries are just some of the unique designs that make the vehicle a clear choice for transit and commercial applications.
The VMC Optimal E1 is a fully electric low-floor chassis built on the E450 frame, aimed to be an enabler for zero-emission operation of an extensive range of market segments, including commercial trucks and buses, ambulances, recreational vehicles, and fleet trucks. The E1's innovative powertrain system enables more than 125 miles of driving range, 75 mph top speed, 30% gradeability at maximum load—and utilizes high-performance battery systems from Proterra, which have industry-leading energy density, a flexible design to fit within a wide variety of vehicles, and rigorous pack level validation designed for safe and durable vehicle operation.
The VMC Optimal S1 low floor cutaway shuttle bus, also built on the E450 chassis, takes full advantage of Optimal-EV's OEM-quality design and engineering to introduce a product that is both C/FMVSS and ADA compliant. Its low-floor design, which is made possible by the innovative packaging of battery-electric propulsion, allows for ultra-low 11-inch step-in height and quick deployment of an ADA-compliant accessibility ramp without the need for the added complexity of kneeling suspension. A variety of seating and storage configurations ensure the Optimal-EV S1 meets all the customer’s fleet needs.
Vicinity Optimal EV S1 shuttle bus will be on display with Proterra, the vehicle’s high-performance battery systems provider, at booth number 2852.
The Vicinity Classic 30-foot CNG is a heavy-duty transit bus powered by near-zero emission compressed natural gas to allow for versatile uses and easy maneuverability in any community.
Vicinity and ABC Companies invite attendees to re-imagine the future of sustainable transportation by visiting them and their “Vehicles of Change” at the APTA Expo at booth numbers 1701 and 1901.