Van Hool CX45E Electric Motorcoach

Power of Electric, Reliability of Van Hool

Now North American operators can take advantage of a true zero-emission vehicle built on the proven Van Hool CX Series platform. Featuring the industry’s leading energy-dense battery system from Proterra, an optimized chassis that has been engineered for balanced weight distribution, and premium passenger and driver amenities, the CX45E is purpose-built to support a carbon-free future without compromising rideability, passenger comfort or performance.

Combining the modular ELFA II drivetrain system with Proterra’s high power, high density battery system, in conjunction with the innovative ELFA drive and converter technology and energy efficient auxiliary system components for AC, braking, door systems, power steering and more, the CX45E is designed to achieve projected daily range targets for operators. The vehicle’s zero emissions, quiet battery drive offers a smooth comfortable ride with very low noise levels to enhance the passenger experience like never before.

Simpler Maintenance, Lower Operating Cost

With fewer moving parts, and no need for internal combustion engine (ICE) fluids, the CX45E minimizes maintenance time and cost.

Styled for Passenger Satisfaction

Passengers will enjoy a smooth, quiet ride enveloped in Van Hool signature elegant interior styling, comfortable seating with ample legroom, digital amenities and multiple passenger security features. Download Flyer


  • Power of electric with the proven reliability of a Van Hool
  • Zero Emissions when reducing your carbon footprint is your first priority. Not a partial solution like hybrid, but a fully electric approach
  • A new way to lower operating costs
  • High performance battery system proven through millions of miles in service
  • All in the proven CX45E with the latest upgrades, including RECON and TEC options
  • Know before you go. With robust energy consumption modeling, you can determine routes and a charging strategy that works for your business.
  • Standardized charger means maximum flexibility.
  • 676 kWh battery system provides energy to spare for maximum power and range.
  • With leading onboard battery storage greater than 6x the leading automotive application
  • Robust battery pack made of ballistic-grade materials that can withstand the toughest conditions, with safety mechanisms built directly into the battery architecture
  • Fast recharging times
  • A warranty as advanced as the new CX45E
  • Flexible finance options
  • Training and fleet integration assistance
  • Advanced service solutions from telematics to turn key maintenance


  • Length 45’

  • Height 11’ 6”

  • Width 102”

  • Wheelbase 25’ 4 1/2”

  • Parcel Rack Storage (w/o lift) 87.5 cu. ft.

  • Parcel Rack Storage (w/lift) 84.9 cu. ft.

  • Front Overhang 6’ 2 2/5”

  • Rear Overhang 9’ 2 1/5”

  • Turning Radius 43’ 11 1/2”

  • Headroom 75 3/4”

  • GVWR 54,000 lbs.

  • Front Axle Rating 17,640 lbs

  • Drive Axle Rating 27,575 lbs

  • Tag Axle Rating 17,640 lbs

  • Make: Siemens Elfa 2

  • Controller: Siemens Dico Elfa 2 ECU

  • Type: PEM – 1DB2024-0NA06

  • Construction: Permanent Magnet

  • Inverter Boxes: (2) Siemens Elfa 2 mono

  • (2) 1kW Electric Fans / Diameter 19.7″

  • Regenerative Braking System

  • CCS-1 DC Fast Charge Port / Integrated Thermal Sensor

  • Six Wheel Disc Brakes

  • ZF Variable Ratio Steering

  • Independent Front Suspension

  • Stainless Steel Chassis, Windshield & Side Window Frames

  • One Piece Galvanized Steel Side Walls

  • Two Piece Windshield

  • Double Pane Seamless Side Glass

  • One Piece Aircraft-Quality Aluminum Roof

  • Aluminum Pantograph Baggage Bay Doors

  • Energy Absorbing Bumpers

  • Sky View Rooftop*

  • Alcoa Dura Bright Aluminum Wheels (7)

  • 315/80R-22.5 Goodyear Marathon LHS II + HL

  • Steel Wheels (9)*

  • DANA Hypoid Axle Type G171

  • Rear End Ratio 5.58:1

  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering Wheel

  • Rapid Rear Raise System

  • Front Kneeling w/ Quick Recovery System

  • Full Coach Raise & Lowering*

  • LED Headlights

  • LED Daytime Running Lights

  • LED Side Marker Lamps w/ Integrated Turn Signal Function

  • High Mount LED Brake Light

  • LED Interior Ceiling Aisle Lights

  • Front Side Cornering Lights

  • LED Stop, Tail & Reverse Lights

  • Easily Serviceable Tail Lights

  • Automatic Entrance Lighting

  • Keyless Ignition Switch

  • Curb Side Lighting

  • Switch on the Dashboard for Driver Cut-Off Electric Braking Functionality

  • Vanner Battery Equalizer

  • Full Multiplex System

  • LCD Multi-Function Driver Display

  • Battery Charger*

  • Road Side Lighting*

  • 110V Tamper-Resistant AC Receptacles, with USB*

  • Rollover in Accordance with UN/ECE – Reg. No.66

  • FMVSS 210 Seating w/ 3-Point Seat Belts

  • 3-Point Seat Belt Drive Seat

  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)

  • Automatic Traction Control (ATC)

  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

  • Fire Suppression System

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDW)

  • Static Aiming Light System

  • Backup Camera with In-Dash Display

  • Roof Hatches

  • Integrated Emergency Evacuation Kit

  • Integrated HVAC System

  • GAE Bock HGX34-380P-2A Compressor

  • 134a Refrigerant

  • Variable Speed Brushless Evaporator Motors

  • Two Speed Brushless Condenser Motors

  • Modulating Heating Control Valves

  • Auxiliary Heater 102,000 BTU

  • 56 Kiel 1020 Seats w/ Footrest & 3-Point Seat Belts

  • Up to 60 Passengers Seating

  • Amaya A-220, GT Seats w/ Footrest & 3-Point Seat Belts*

  • ISRI 6800/348 Adjustable Driver Seat (Pneumatic) w/ 3-Point Seat Belt

  • ISRI 6832-872 Driver Seat w/ Integrated 3-Point Seat Belt*

  • Robust Modular Entry Stairwell

  • Elongated Driver’s Compartment

  • Driver’s Right Hand Console w/ Grab Rail

  • Two Left Hand Driver Cup Holders

  • Map Light

  • Luxury Low-Maintenance Trim

  • Soft Touch and Textured Finishes

  • Passenger Individual Reading Lights w/ Directional Adjustment

  • Electric Windshield Sun Visors

  • Supplemental Restroom Holding Tank

  • Keyed Alike Baggage & Service Doors

  • Central Air Locking System Baggage Doors

  • Ramped Entry Aisle (In Lieu of Step)

  • Side Entry Flush Toilet

  • Driver’s Glare Shield

  • Rear Window*

  • Passenger Side Window Shades*

  • Enclosed Parcel Racks w/ Enhanced Endcap Design*

  • Modified Contoured Parcel Racks w/ Enhanced Endcap Design*

  • Contoured Parcel Racks w/ Enhanced Endcap Design*

  • Magazine Nets*

  • Cup Holders*

  • Card Tables*

  • Remote-Control & Heated Black Mirrors

  • HDMI Type E Audio System w/ PA & Two Microphones

  • Touchscreen Radio w/ DVD Player & Back-up Camera Display

  • Global Positioning System

  • Additional Overhead Monitors*

  • Enhanced Sound System*

  • Cordless Microphone*

  • Custom Paint*

  • Custom Vinyl Graphics Installation*

  • Destination Sign*

  • Satellite TV System*

  • Side View Cameras*

  • 360º Exterior View Camera*

  • Interior Security Cameras*

  • WiFi*

  • Rear Position Wheelchair Lift Ready w/ Two Tie-Down Positions

  • Passenger Chime Buttons for ADA Seats

  • Braun NL-501*

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