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May 16, 2022 1:54 PM, EDT

Blue Bird to Add Classes 5-6 Commercial Vehicle Chassis

Blue BirdBlue Bird unveiled an electric Class 5-6 custom chassis at ACT Expo to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market. (Image provided by Lightning eMotors via Blue Bird)

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Blue Bird Corp. announced it is building on its nearly century-long expertise of school bus manufacturing to expand its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market.

Blue Bird’s flexible Class 5-6 chassis will enable a broad range of fully electric vehicles, including last-mile delivery step vans, motor homes, and other specialty vehicles, according to the Macon, Ga.-based company.

In addition, Blue Bird offers its Class 5-6 chassis with three wheelbase options of 178-inch, 190-inch and 208-inch.

Blue Bird teamed up with Lightning eMotors, a Colorado-based manufacturer of electric powertrains and complete zero-emission vehicle solutions.

Blue Bird has 20,000 propane, natural gas and electric-powered buses in operation. — Transport Topics

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