FlixBus Tests Long-Range, 100% Battery-Electric MCI Coach

(Originally Published by Metro-Magazine.com)

The D45 CRTe LE CHARGE, MCI’s first all-electric coach designed for long distance travel, was tested by FlixBus on a round trip from San Francisco to Sacramento on Monday. This test was the first of its kind in the U.S. — FlixBus also launched the world’s first E-Buses on long-distance lines in 2018 beginning in France and Germany.

After the successful test run, FlixBus will work with bus partners and MCI to order the coaches in 2020 for key corridors including Los Angeles to San Diego, San Francisco to Sacramento, Portland to Seattle, and New York to Philadelphia. MCI says it has developed the MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE at a time when both public and private transport operators are looking for zero-emission options.

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