Vehicle downtime is costly and leads to lost time, rental fees, or the need for spare units in the fleet. Nova Bus Smart Value Features are designed to enhance serviceability and simplify safety checks and regular maintenance to ensure optimal bus productivity.
Minimizing the time your vehicles spend in the garage for planned or unplanned maintenance and cleaning should be taken into consideration when selecting a manufacturer. And the Nova Bus team is always on the lookout for new ways to optimize vehicle serviceability and improve buses’ life cycle cost. That’s Smart!
New rear design
- Nova Bus is the first manufacturer to successfully integrate and test the 2013 Cummins engine on 40-ft and 60-ft transit buses. As part of the project, our mechanical designers completely rethought the rear section of our vehicles to make it more convenient for transit authorities. Our well-organized engine compartment makes mechanical inspection simpler; it features two large access doors and plenty of room to work on key components. Ultimately, that means more uptime.
HePEX tubing system
- Exclusive to our transit buses in North America, this proven technology has been used in Volvo buses and trucks for years instead of copper tubes. The system components are easy to assemble and minimize parts inventory. Tubes and connectors are widely available and four times less expensive than copper parts. Replacing standard copper tubes with HePEX reduces vehicle weight and simplifies maintenance since there is no welding or bonding involved. And their translucency makes diagnostics quick when you need them.
Nova eCoolingTM system
- Our standard engine electric cooling system is fully integrated and positioned on the rooftop so dirt and debris cannot get in. It needs no hydraulic fan drive oil cooler or manifold. And it reduces the energy demand from auxiliary equipment to maximize buses’ efficiency and significantly reduce fuel cost. Nova Bus is the first bus manufacturer to offer electric cooling as a standard feature in all its vehicles. That’s Smart!
New passenger environment
- Routine cleaning has never been as easy. Mopping tasks are completed in no time since there are no seat legs to work around. Our bright and stylish interior design also provides the easiest access to electrical components through seamless roof panels.
Thermoplastic skirt panels
- Most Nova Bus skirt panels can be replaced in under five minutes without bodywork, special training or tooling – just another exclusive feature to help your bus get back on track in no time after a minor side impact.
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