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VIA Motors sells 2,000 Class 3 electric chassis cabs to Pegasus specialty vehicles

Pegasus will leverage the flexibility of VIA’s commercial products to manufacture Type A school buses, electric shuttles and paratransit buses.

With our innovative Electric Commercial Vehicles, we can provide EV solutions not only to the Bus, Shuttle and Transit segments but also to many commercial segments. — Bob Purcell

Auburn Hills, Mich. (PRWEB) September 27, 2022

VIA Motors, a leading electric commercial vehicle manufacturer with proven advanced electric drive technology and sustainable mobility solutions for a wide variety of Class 2 – 5 electric commercial vehicle applications, today announced that it has acquired 2,000 Class 3 VIA electric vehicles. A purchase order has been received for the cutaway chassis. Cab from Pegasus Specialty Vehicles. Pegasus will leverage the flexibility of VIA’s commercial products to manufacture Type A school buses, electric shuttles and paratransit buses. Pegasus has a dealership network across the United States, including Creative Bus Sales, the largest bus dealership in the country.

“With our innovative electric commercial vehicles, we can provide EV solutions not only for the bus, shuttle and transit segments, but in many commercial sectors as well,” said Bob Purcell, CEO of VIA Motors.

A Pegasus bus on the VIA Cutaway will have all-wheel drive and industry-leading low floor height and turning radius. The units will have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) between 12,500 and 14,000 pounds. The electric motors would generate 400 horsepower at a rated constant and would be capable of transporting a payload of 7,000 to 8,200 pounds within a range of 180 miles.

“Our primary strategic objective is based on bringing new, innovative and unique bus solutions to market, and our Valkyrie model on the VIA chassis does just that,” said Brian Barrington, President of Pegasus Specialty Vehicles. “Our advanced bodies, mounted on these reliable, fuel-efficient and customizable chassis, will truly be a game changer in the markets we are focused on.”

Pegasus Specialty Vehicles has entered into an agreement with Creative Bus Sales to support the sales and servicing of its vehicles. Creative’s national dealership base includes 23 dealers throughout the United States and Canada. This relationship allows VIA and Pegasus to take advantage of Creative’s extensive service network and long-established expertise in the bus market. Pegasus has 56 dealers/sales and service centers in its total dealer network.

“We’re very excited to be taking on the Pegasus product line, and the timing couldn’t be better,” said Jason Hohlock, sales manager for Creative Bus Sales California. “Our customers are looking for new and better solutions, and Pegasus Type A school buses on the VIA electric chassis, electric shuttle and ParaTransit bus body provide us with exactly that.”

In the United States, there are more than 500,000 school buses on the road, which bring about 25 million children to and from school. Together, these school buses represent one of the largest fleets in the country and run primarily on diesel fuel, emitting more than 5 million pounds of CO2 emissions and other toxic pollutants per year. Most recently, the US Environmental Protection Agency provided more than $500 million in funding to purchase clean, quiet, zero-emissions school buses for school districts.

“VIA Motors is pleased to receive a significant order that will help accelerate the electrification of school buses in the United States and Canada,” said Frank Jenkins, VIA Motors Senior Director of Sales. “As we work with Pegasus and leverage the reach of Creative Bus sales, the potential to grow VIA’s footprint in this segment is strong,”

VIA Motors electric commercial trucks include Class 2 to Class 5 chassis cabs, cutaway, walk-in vans and platforms with Electric Drive technology, providing sustainable mobility solutions to help commercial customers achieve their electrification goals . VIA’s purpose-built commercial vehicles can meet the needs of commercial customers in many applications and duty cycles. VIA Difference is a genuine OEM to leverage a robust vehicle verification process to ensure that the company delivers a truck that is reliable, durable and that delivers more than expected.

To view high-resolution images of Class 3 VIA Electric Cutaway Chassis Cab and Pegasus Bus applications, please visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1M2oNQCMr91e7mCxfp2IbsqGxej-IKSJ_?usp=sharing.

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Via Motors International, Inc. about

VIA is a leading electric commercial vehicle company with proven advanced electric drive technology, providing sustainable mobility solutions for a more livable world. VIA designs, manufactures and markets electric commercial vehicles with improved life-cycle economics for use across a broad cross-section of the global fleet customer base. VIA’s vehicles are optimized for the needs of each fleet, with intelligent software packages and fleet monitoring systems designed to reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. VIA is a systems-driven company and strives to optimize the total fleet experience including energy, maintenance, uptime, route mapping and more with reduced development time and improved quality, driving comfort, energy efficiency and connectivity. VIA Motors is in a pending transaction with Ideanomics, (Nasdaq: IDEX), a global conglomerate with a simple mission: to accelerate the commercial adoption of electric vehicles. Learn more at https://www.viamotors.com.

About Pegasus Specialty Vehicles

Pegasus Specialty Vehicles is led by industry-proven leadership, experienced as distinguished specialist innovators in the school transportation and manufacturing industries. Its management team brings a culture of creativity, flexibility, effectiveness, efficiency and teamwork to produce competitively priced modern school and shuttle buses that meet market needs that have been ignored by existing bus manufacturers. Located in West Central Ohio Pegasus to be able to serve the entire US and Canada from one location. The company provides buses for both the school and transit bus industries. The company’s leadership is well recognized by bus dealers, school bus contractors, school district transportation operators and decision makers who have expressed dissatisfaction with current products that do not provide the features these buyers need and want. Learn more at http://www.ridepegasus.net/.

creative bus sales

Creative Bus Sales provides dedicated sales, parts and service departments to help you through all stages of bus ownership. As a family-owned business with experience in the transportation industry since 1980, it is no coincidence that Creative Bus Sales has grown to become the largest bus dealership in the country. In addition, its new and used buses undergo bumper-to-bumper inspections to help protect customers’ investments. Customers further benefit from the company’s strong manufacturing partnerships, largest in-stock inventory and a nationwide team of experts. Learn more at http://www.creativebussales.com/.

For further information please contact:

Frank Jenkins, Senior Director Sales, and Marketing

VIA Motors, Inc.

Phone: (574) 780-9045

Email: [email protected]

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