Van Hool A300L

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Van Hool A300L
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Years of manufacture 2008 to 2012
Length 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel, Hydrogen

The Van Hool A300L is 40 foot transit bus that was available in Canada and the United States. It is the lengthened version of the A300K and as such, has the drivetrain mounted behind the front wheels in the middle of the bus. Since the A300L superseded the A330, all of Van Hool's offerings for the North American market had the same drivetrain configuration.

The distinctive front hood on the roof houses the engine cooling system. This location helps protect it from dirt, debris, and water. This mounting also allows fast moving air that bounces off the windscreen up under the hood to cool the engine. Because the air generated from the vehicle's motion helps cool the engine, the cooling system can be made smaller and does not have to work as hard.



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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
2009 YE2UF24BX92064867 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 AC Transit interior
2011 YE2UF24B8A2064886 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 2012 model