Venissieux, July 3rd , 2024

IVECO BUS delivers the first 100 vehicles for Brazilian school transport program "Caminho da Escola"

The delivery of the first 100 ORE 2 and ORE 3 school buses took place in the presence of President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and the Minister of Education, Camilo Santana, in Brasilia.

IVECO BUS, which was appointed as the main supplier of the country’s New Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) in Brasilia tasked with the supply of 7,100 school buses, has just delivered the first 100 units in a ceremony attended by President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, and Minister of Education, Camilo Santana. This first batch included 50 ORE 2 vehicles (Rural School Bus 2) and 50 ORE 3 vehicles (Rural School Bus 3).

The Caminho da Escola program's school vehicles are expected to account for half of the bus industry's production volume in the country in 2024. IVECO BUS, with more than 2,000 requests, will also supply the education departments of the states of Bahia, Mato Grosso and Pernambuco.

“Initiatives such as the PAC are fundamental for Brazilian education and have a positive impact on the entire value chain of our sector. We are proud to contribute to this extensive, efficient, and reliable school transport program with our vehicles designed and produced in Brazil to meet the needs of “Caminho da Escola," said Danilo Fetzner, Vice President of IVECO BUS for Latin America.

Robust vehicles, developed and produced in Brazil

Comfortable and spacious, IVECO BUS school buses combine power, endurance, cost effectiveness, and safety. The vehicles can accommodate 44 students in the ORE2 model and up to 59 students in the ORE3 version. They are equipped with FPT Industrial engines with a maximum power of 190 hp and 210 hp respectively. The school buses are 100% accessible and air-conditioned, offering students the best transport conditions even in extreme temperatures.


IVECO BUS is a brand of Iveco Group N.V. (EXM: IVG), a global leader in commercial and specialty vehicles, powertrain, and financial services, listed on the Borsa Italiana in Milan.

With a worldwide presence and a leading position in Europe in sustainable public transport, IVECO BUS supports public and private operators in all their missions, with an offer of global mobility solutions available in different energies, such as electric or powered by compressed natural gas compatible with biomethane.

The overall offer includes:

- school, intercity and tourism coaches;

- standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions; city midibuses

- minibuses for all passenger transport missions.

- connectivity and fleet management services available through IVECO ON

- a portfolio of products and services with Energy Mobility Solutions, from simulations and design to the supply of charging stations, and installation and maintenance of the charging infrastructure

The extensive IVECO BUS and IVECO service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work.

IVECO BUS employs over 5,000 people across five production units, in Annonay and Rorthais, France, Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic, Brescia and Foggia, Italy.

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