Collins Bus Type A

For more information on the CNG Collins Bus Type A, and whether or not it's right for your fleet, see our webinar.

  • Seating capacity of 24 passengers or 18+2 wheelchair positions
  • Dedicated CNG
  • Estimated vehicle range of 200–250 miles
  • Ford E-450, 6.8-liter cutaway chassis
  • CNG gaseous engine prep package that includes hardened exhaust valves and valve seats for improved wear resistance and durability for gaseous fuel system
  • Stainless steel fuel lines, fittings, and injector rails
  • Uses existing OEM fuel gauge for CNG
  • Lowest emissions of any school bus offering

Meets or Exceeds the Highest Safety Standards and tests

  • Federal Government FMVSS 304 Compressed Natural Gas Fuel Container Integrity
  • ANSI/CSA NGV2 – Basic Requirements for Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel Containers
  • Various physical tank tests conducted including: hydraulic, drop, bonfire, and ballistic
  • Vehicle crash tests include:
    • Physical tests with two Ford E-450 school bus chassis—data gathered along with detailed video analysis for design and engineering improvements and validation
    • Numerous simulated tests
    • Data reviewed by Westport and Collins, and reviewed by Ford

OEM Quality

  • Direct offering from original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) – Collins Bus Corporation & Ford Motor Company
  • Integrated natural gas system provided by Ford's first and largest Quality Vehicle Modifier (QVM)
  • Meets or exceeds OEM standards
  • Only OEM offering using a more durable base engine
  • Only OEM recognized Type-A CNG school bus on the market

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Collins Type A School Bus (Dedicated CNG)

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Collins Bus Type A




6.8-liter V10



Tank Options:


  • (2) 16 x 47
    (1) 12 x 72 = 30 GGE

News Releases

Industry News

Published: February 8

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Published: October 6

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Swedish truck maker Volvo said it’s seeing hauliers and transport buyers moving towards refrigerated liquefied gas as a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative to diesel.

Published: September 30

India: Maruti Suzuki sells 300,000 units of the WagonR S-CNG

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG has emerged as the highest selling natural gas vehicle in the country, as this greener and safer factory-fitted CNG model has surpassed 300,000 units in sales.

Published: September 24

Why Fleet Managers Anheuser Busch Kehe Distributors are Fueling Renewable Natural Gas

While much attention has shifted to the potential for battery-electric or hydrogen vehicles, another technology with a vast infrastructure — renewable natural gas — is gaining traction among fleet managers.

Published: July 17

Egypt launches ambitious strategy to shift from gasoline to natural-gas powered cars

Egypt has launched an ambitious plan to shift the primary fuel for vehicles in its jurisdiction from petrol and diesel to compressed natural gas.

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