The Belgian manufacturer Van Hool has been represented in North America by ABC Companies for more than two decades, achieving great success among customers, especially those looking for highly reliable and high-performance buses.
They presented their CX35 model at the Detroit show, a short bus with capacity for up to 40 passengers, powered by the 350HP Cummins L9 engine. However, during the interview with Thom Peebels, representative of the brand, we learned about the strong advance of electric vehicles that Van Hool has underway for the continent. “We started with the CX45, a 56-passenger model powered by a Siemens engine and batteries. Proterra with a capacity of up to 670 kWh, which gives it an approximate range of 260 miles. We also have available the TDX25E, a double-decker bus ideal for high-density transport applications, which can carry up to 69 passengers inside, with the same autonomy capabilities and loading speed of its single-decker brother, said Peebels. .
The company is aware that this type of bus can only operate on short-range routes or urban tourism and business services. For this reason, they continue to offer the Diesel range, which can be seen in the ranks of companies as famous as Flixbus crossing the United States.
ABC not only represents Van Hool, but also develops other last-mile electric mobility projects on Ford's e-Transit van.