Seventeen school districts in the state get rebates of up to $15,000 per bus from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
The state earmarks $130 million for electric buses. The mitigation funding is expected to become available starting in early 2019.
Idle Free Heat uses residual heat from the engine to keep the interior of the bus warm, circulating the heat through the vents when the bus is turned off.
Each applicant may request up to $800,000 as part of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program. The EPA expects to award up to eight tribal assistance agreements.
The partners have reportedly deployed more than 16,000 propane, CNG, and gasoline-powered school buses since 2012.
Over 40 school districts in Southern California will soon each receive up to 15 CNG and propane school buses to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses.
With a small fleet of 10 buses total, North Crawford School District has acquired three propane models over the past two years and plans to buy more.
The New York State Bus Distributors Association recommends including all viable clean-engine technologies in a replacement program.
For the new round of DERA funds, the EPA expects to make between 20 and 80 awards for projects to replace or retrofit older diesel vehicles, including school buses.
As state agencies work out plans for their share of the Volkswagen diesel mitigation funding, it has become clear that allocations for school buses will vary widely from state to state.
A $30,000 grant funds installation of Idle Free Heat technology on Granite School District buses.
The OEM cites lower upfront costs and maintenance savings as key factors in the growing sales of its Vision Gasoline bus.
Roush CleanTech is fielding inquiries about propane and other fuels in the new “Got Questions?” section of the School Bus Fleet site.