ElDorado National Axess

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ElDorado National Axess
ElDorado National Axess
Years of manufacture 2001 to c. 2015
Length 35 or 40 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel. Natural Gas,
Diesel-Electric Hybrid

The ElDorado National Axess is a heavy-duty 35 or 40 foot low-floor transit bus available in Canada and the United States. A BRT-styled version was introduced in 2010. By 2015, the traditionally-styled Axess appeared to have been phased out, with ElDorado making the BRT front end standard.

In addition to conventional diesel and compressed natural gas, the Axess was available with a diesel-electric hybrid drivetrain. The first of such buses were delivered to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Shuttle Service in 2005.

Coincident with the use of EPA 2010-compliant engines, the rear was redesigned to accommodate the emissions systems. The top of the rear flares upwards and the louveres above the engine are accented by an arch that is continued on the engine door. This rear design is shared with ElDorado's other low floor transit buses.



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Demonstrator/engineering units

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
2003 1N9APAC893C084104 Cummins ISC Allison B400R
2003 1N9APACG13C084105 Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R
2006 1N9APACL96C084161 Cummins ISL
  • 40' diesel with rear door, featured blue and grey stripes.
  • Displayed at BusCon 2006.
  • Sold to Electric City Transit in 2010.