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Collins Delivers Its First All-Electric Type A School Bus in Indiana

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Collins Bus, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses, Multi-Function School Activity Buses (MFSAB), childcare buses and electric/alternative fuel buses, has delivered its first Type A Electric School Bus in Indiana, to the Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation (RCSC).

The RCSC serves four schools in Rensselaer, a small town in northwest Indiana. The Collins Type A Electric School Bus is part of the corporation’s pilot program to determine the capability of an EV bus to perform in a mostly rural area. The bus is currently operating a mid-day route, transporting preschool and special needs students, and will eventually transition to a full-day route. The Type A Electric School Bus was purchased through Midwest Transit Equipment under the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program.

The Collins Type A Electric School Bus is designed with commercially proven lithium-ion batteries that have been tested over millions of real-world miles. Delivering up to a 120 mile range, it can be recharged with Level 2 13.2 kW AC charging or optional Level 3 80 kW DC charging. This EV bus combines industry leading safety with the efficiency of zero emissions.

“It is exciting to see the Collins EV bus operating in Rensselaer’s more rural setting,” explained Angie Tomlinson, transportation director, RCSC. “With its efficiency and range, it will perform well in our area and give us a more environmentally friendly way to transport our students.”

“We appreciate the contribution of our area partners Jasper County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA)for financing the cost to charge our new Collins electric bus,” stated Steve Shide, bus mechanic, RCSC.

“The Collins EV bus not only delivers outstanding efficiency but brings the high level of safety for which our brand is so well known,” said Todd Gibson, director of sales, Collins Bus. “We thank the RCSC for being the first organization in Indiana to make a Collins EV bus part of their fleet.”

Visit https://www.collinsbus.com/electric-school-bus or a local Collins Bus dealer for more information.

About Collins Bus Corporation:
Collins Bus Corp., a subsidiary of REV Group Inc., has delivered more than 50 years of the best bus designs. The Collins name has long been synonymous with the school bus industry. After half a century of delivering Type A school buses with A+ marks for strength and safety, it only makes sense that Collins has become the nation’s most trusted bus manufacturer across every segment. From Type A school buses to the latest Collins Mobile Clinic, passengers and businesses can place their trust in Collins’ engineering and innovation as much as the company itself.

About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG

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