Emory University adding six Battery-Electric Buses for Atlanta campus transit

Feb. 17, 2022

Emory University placed an order with REV Group-subsidiary ElDorado National of California (ENC)) for six Axess Battery Electric Buses for use by First Transit on its campus in Atlanta.

The buses will add to the ENC fleet of 36 low-floor shuttle buses, which are already in use on the campus. The purchase aligns with the university’s environmental goals. It has recently joined the Race to Zero coalition of educational institutions to achieve zero carbon emissions. The fleet of buses will help the university drive toward a sustainable campus.

The ENC Axess BEB is available in 40’, 35’ and 32’ lengths and equipped with a Cummins battery-electric system using up to 518 kWh of the new BP74E battery packs. The Axess BEB is available with an optional 304 grade stainless steel body structure. It offers charging flexibility, including plug-in, overhead and in-ground inductive charging. Multiple configurations for passenger seats and wheelchair accommodations are also available.

“Our partnership with Cummins has been crucial in the development of the new Axess Battery Electric Bus,” said Jason Moore, Vice President and General Manager, ENC. “Their expertise in electric powertrains helped us engineer an innovative electric solution for our transit and shuttle bus customers.”