EV manufacturer VIA Motors has received a purchase order for 2,000 Class 3 VIA electric cutaway chassis cabs from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles.
Pegasus will use the chassis cabs to build Type A school buses, electric shuttles and paratransit buses.
A Pegasus bus on a VIA cutaway will feature all-wheel drive, low floor height and a small turning radius. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) will range from 12,500 to 14,000 pounds, while the electric motors will generate 400 horsepower and will be able to transport a payload of 7,000 to 8,200 pounds within a range of 180 miles.
“Our primary strategic objective is predicated upon bringing new, innovative, and unique bus solutions to the marketplace, and our Valkyrie model on the VIA chassis does just that,” said Brian Barrington, President of Pegasus. “Our bus bodies mounted on these customizable chassis will be a game changer in the markets we’re focused on.”