Adomani receives letters of intent from nine school districts in California for 25 GreenPower Type C and Type A all-electric buses.
The districts get grants of up to $350,000 for electric Type C school buses and chargers for a pilot program in Massachusetts.
In addition to helping school buses run more cleanly and efficiently, many retrofit products on the market are designed for easy installation and to reduce engine wear.
Wayne Township’s new propane-powered Blue Bird buses are funded in part by a $45,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.
The new Blue Bird Vision Propane bus is expected to lower Grace School District’s operating costs while reducing environmental impact.
The EPA funds will go toward replacing two of Rocky River City School District’s older buses. Meanwhile, Head Mechanic Eric Wrath earns a statewide honor.
In a new report on the grant program, the EPA also says that the funding has helped clean up 335,200 tons of NOx and 14,700 tons of particulate matter.
School buses are among the eligible vehicles to be retrofitted or replaced in the latest round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding.
At ASBC’s Love the Bus event in rural Sloughhouse, California, dignitaries from Congress and the EPA cite the benefits of school buses, and students in yellow T-shirts show their spirit.
The document offers strategies for limiting students’ exposure, including ventilation and filtration, school siting decisions, anti-idling policies and school bus fleet upgrades.
The e-Quest XL electric bus, a Starcraft body on a Ford F59 chassis, uses a Motiv electric powertrain. Motiv and Creative Bus Sales partner to launch the new bus.
The supplier’s engine lineup meets the current EPA regulations and the second step in greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards, which take effect in 2017.
The third round of DERA rebates will go toward replacing or retrofitting 400 older diesel school buses in 35 states.