Van Hool will be the first to introduce a fully electric-powered coach of the type CX45E type on the North American market in 2019.


Van Hool selected Proterra, a leading American producer of battery technology for heavy-duty vehicles, to provide the E2 battery technology.

The 100% electric-powered vehicle will have an action radius of +300km and will be primarily used for travel between home and work for groups of employees and/or regular transports of passengers over shorter distances. The vehicle will be designed and developed at the Belgian parent company in Koningshooikt. The first prototypes will be built there as well. Just like the CX35, the CX45 is currently already being built in Skopje, Macedonia, and consequently the production of the CX45E will take place at that site.


  • Company cooperates together with Proterra, a leading American developer of battery technology.
  • First 100% electric coaches will be introduced on the North American market during the first half of 2019.
  • The 100% electric coaches have an action radius of +300km.
  • ABC Companies, exclusive Van Hool distributor in North America, to handle sales, distribution and after-sales.