Phoenix Motorcars, a manufacturer of electric medium-duty vehicles, has formed a strategic agreement with Pegasus Specialty Vehicles to jointly develop Type A electric school buses for the North American market.
According to the agreement, a minimum of 300 Type A school buses are to be built within the next three years. Phoenix will provide the electric drivetrain chassis, and Pegasus will perform final vehicle assembly, including the body and cab.
“We are delighted to have formed this partnership with a company of Pegasus’s caliber,” Dr. Lance Zhou, Phoenix Motorcars CEO, commented. “We should see increasing demand for school bus electrification in the years ahead as the adoption of zero-emission buses continues to grow.”
“When we started Pegasus, our goal was to be able to offer multiple EV options for our dealers and customers. By partnering with Phoenix Motorcars, we are able to offer a reliable Ford E-series platform with an EV drive system,” said Brian Barrington, President of Pegasus.
Source: Phoenix Motor Cars