E-450 SCHOOL BUS
- Battery-electric vehicle
- Smooth, quick and quiet
- Engineered and built in the USA
- Elegant cabin integration with batteries fully under the floor
- CARB certified and HVIP eligible
- Lightning Analytics gives insight into usage and efficiency
- Available New or Repower
Lightning Electric Zero Emission E-450 Type A School Bus
The Lightning Electric E-450 is Ford’s versatile and trusted platform equipped by Lightning eMotors with a state-of-the-art electric powertrain which provides a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience that your drivers – and students – will love.
Available with an estimated 130-mile range, this vehicle provides practical, reliable service while producing zero emissions on the road. Charging is simple and quick, with both Level 2 AC charging and DC Fast Charge supported.
We use the highest-quality components available, including thermally-managed batteries which deliver the best range, efficiency and lifetime of any batteries in the market.
Our close partnership with Collins Bus makes electric school buses easy to purchase through their dealer network:
|Base Chassis||E-450 Cutaway|
|Minimum Wheelbase||158 in|
|Charging options||Level 2 AC (up to 13.2 kW) and DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS-1 Combo|
|Driving range*||up to 130 miles|
|Battery Capacity||125 kWh (nameplate)
100 kWh (usable)
|Charge Time||7.5 - 8.5 hours(Level 2 at up to 13.2 kW)
2 - 2.5 hours (DC Fast Charge at up to 80 kW)
|Passenger capacity**||up to 24|
|Maximum Speed||65 mph (electronically limited)|
|Peak Power||241 HP (180 kW)|
|Torque Rating (after transmission)||790 lb-ft (1071 Nm)|
|Warranty||• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty
• Electric powertrain and batteries: Lightning eMotors standard warranty
(5 year / 60,000 miles)
|Analytics||• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior|
* All-electric range can vary depending on route or drivecycle, environmental conditions, vehicle or equipment configurations, and driver behavior.
** Payload and Passenger capacity can vary and greatly depend on vehicle wheelbase, seating configuration, and other characteristics or features as delivered by the OEM or chassis manufacturer. Equipment added to the base chassis by aftermarket upfitters or equipment installers could also affect Payload and Passenger Capacity.
Our E-450 vehicles qualify for the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America program.