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Forest River Inc., Creative Bus Sales and Phoenix Motorcars have formed an alliance to jointly develop, build and distribute electric zero emission buses.

Mass Transit reported that as part of the agreement, Phoenix Motorcars will be the supplier of electric drivetrains for all zero-emission shuttle and school buses built by Forest River on the Ford E450 chassis with the Starcraft Bus body. Creative Bus Sales will be the exclusive factory representative for the range of products sold under this agreement.

Starcraft Bus, a division of Forest River, is the largest shuttle bus builder in North America and is a leading school bus manufacturer.

“Forest River is the leading shuttle bus manufacturer in the country and this partnership with Phoenix Motorcars enables us to maintain that edge. Matched with industry leading EV solutions from Phoenix Motorcars and the unparalleled network of Creative Bus Sales, switching to electric will be an easy & seamless process for customers,” says David Wright, president of Forest River Bus.

Creative Bus Sales will exclusively sell and service the new range of electric shuttle and school buses across their U.S. locations. Phoenix Motorcars will train and certify technicians across Creative locations to perform warranty repairs and service.

For the full story click https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/vehicles/hybrid-hydrogen-electric-vehicles/press-release/21073531/phoenix-cars-llc-forest-river-inc-creative-bus-sales-phoenix-motorcars-to-produce-electric-vehicles