Consider this contrast: SBF's 2018 Fact Book listings include 10 school bus body manufacturers. Ten years ago, only six of those companies were in the market.
The EPA has approved a diesel-to-CNG (compressed natural gas) dedicated package for the diesel International DT466 series engine, according to the two CNG vehicle companies offering the package.
NGV Motori USA and Clean Vehicle Solutions LLC partnered to bring the diesel-to-CNG conversion package to the intermediate class vehicle market.
Company officials called the news “an important landmark” because of the DT466 series engine’s popularity in the school/transit bus and delivery truck markets.
The companies have already partnered to engineer, fabricate and install what they said was the first EPA-certified, dedicated diesel-to-CNG conversion package for the Mercedes 906 engine.
“This new DT466 package significantly expands the number of vehicles that can now utilize clean, less-polluting fuel in the nation’s large metropolitan areas,” company officials said.
Conversions can be done on any of the diesel DT466 series engines from model years 2005 to 2010.
The NGV Motori/Clean Vehicle Solutions partnership is also making available an EPA-certified, CNG dedicated conversion for the Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L V10 engine and the E-350 Super Duty 5.4L gas engine. Models created up through 2007 are eligible for conversion.
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The largest school district in California is adding the GreenPower Synapse 72 electric school buses to its fleet with state funding.
The Propane Education & Research Council’s online “Straight Talk” video series features pupil transporters and other fleet owners discussing the alternative fuel’s advantages.
The school bus OEM’s dealership representation in Virginia recently transitioned from Carter Machinery to Blue Bird Bus Sales of Virginia.
A pair of webinars will provide training on Workspace, which will be required for grant applicants starting Jan. 1.
Cook-Illinois Corp. takes delivery of the CE Series buses with a PSI 8.8-liter propane engine.
The Wisconsin contractor’s new facility provides more functional office space, a larger parking area, and a propane fueling station.
Colton Joint Unified School District marks the delivery of two electric school buses funded in part by state grants.
Check out our pics from inside and outside of the convention center during the 2017 NAPT and NASDPTS gatherings in Ohio.
The IC Electric Bus ChargE offers a battery range that can exceed 120 miles, according to the manufacturer. It is expected to launch in 2019.
At the NAPT conference, the manufacturer surprises attendees with a Saf-T-Liner C2 electric bus, which has a range of about 100 miles.
The manufacturer is partnering with Power Energy Corp. in an effort to distribute and perfect its electric school bus as well as to introduce other all-electric vehicles.
The fully operational vehicle is a joint effort between IC Bus parent company Navistar and alliance partner Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group.
The donation recognizes Elk Grove USD’s addition of propane school buses to its fleet.
The MCHF14 FLEX, with a rated lifting capacity of 14,000 pounds, is available in configurations of two, four, six, or eight columns, providing a lifting capacity of 28,000 pounds per axle and up to 112,000 pounds total.