VMC Optimal is the market leader in the design, validation and manufacturing of zero-emission electric low-floor shuttle buses. Its VMC Optimal-EV provides a suite of low-floor vehicle configurations and equipment options that are quiet, ecologically efficient, and allow for seamless migration to a fully battery-electric fleet.

Key Electric Points:

  • DC fast charging: the fastest, most efficient charging comes standard
  • Battery capacity: 1132 kWh
  • E450 Ford Chassis Platform
  • Wide body for passenger comfort: 101.6″ (2.58m)
  • Step-in height low-floor design: 11″ (280mm)
  • Modesty panel and hand rails
  • Passenger capacity: up to 21
  • Level 2 charging capabilities, full charge in >8 hours with DC fast charging

Begin Your Electric Journey

We’re here when you’re ready to add electric vehicles to your fleet! Partner with Hoekstra Transportation for a consultative approach to purchasing your new or pre-owned electric vehicle. We’ll guide you through the most frequently asked questions, customization options, as well as leasing and fleet solutions to help you make the most informed choice.

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