Alternative Fuels

John Clements to serve as advisor for Motiv Power Systems

Kelly Aguinaldo
Posted on May 22, 2014
Former director of transportation John Clements will serve as an advisor for Motiv on a part-time basis. He’s pictured in the SSTe all-electric school bus developed by Motiv and Trans Tech Bus.

Former director of transportation John Clements will serve as an advisor for Motiv on a part-time basis. He’s pictured in the SSTe all-electric school bus developed by Motiv and Trans Tech Bus.

REEDLEY, Calif. — John Clements, who retired as director of transportation from Kings Canyon Unified School District last year, has stayed busy in his retirement: He joined Motiv Power Systems this week as an advisor.

Clements told SBF that in the part-time role, he will offer school bus industry advice and general operations knowledge to Motiv, test drive electric buses for the company’s technicians, showcase the electric buses at trade shows, and provide outreach to potential customers interested in electric school buses and shuttles. He said he will also seek out new clean air grant demonstration opportunities to promote alternative-fuel school buses.  

As SBF has previously reported, Motiv Power Systems partnered with Type A school bus manufacturer Trans Tech Bus to develop the all-electric SSTe school bus, which was unveiled during last fall’s National Association for Pupil Transportation Summit in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The bus has since passed certification in California and is in service at Kings Canyon Unified School District.

In our forthcoming June issue, Jason Flores, the district’s new director of transportation, told SBF that a second SSTe is scheduled to be delivered to the district this month, with two more set for delivery later this year.

Flores also said that Clements was instrumental in getting grants for the district to obtain the four SSTe school buses. 

Related Topics: Alternative Fuels, Trans Tech Bus, Type A/small buses

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Product

Suspension Systems

CLASS suspension systems for buses are designed to provide a smoother and safer ride for passengers.

Product

Diamond File Set

The 8-inch industrial Diamond File Set is designed to cut faster, smoother, and cleaner for a better finish. 

Adomani completed its Regulation A common stock offering and is listed on Nasdaq with the ticker symbol “ADOM.” 
News

Adomani Becomes Publicly Traded Company

The electric and hybrid vehicle solution supplier completes its Regulation A common stock offering and is listed on Nasdaq with the ticker symbol “ADOM.” 

On April 19, the EPA announced a new round of DERA funding and another $23 million was recently added, for a total of $34 million.
Article

DERA Escapes Budget Cuts (Again)

DERA’s latest escape from the budget axe is a testament to its broad support in multiple industries and on both sides of the political aisle.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!