Nine California districts and a New York school bus company will receive a total of 20 electric school buses this fall.
Malinda Sandhu brings more than 10 years of industry experience to the electric school bus manufacturer.
The major engine manufacturer will purchase Efficient Drivetrains Inc., which is supplying powertrains for forthcoming electric school bus models.
National Express will operate the eLions for White Plains City School District. Other pilot partners include Con Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
The California Energy Commission will award up to $78.7 million to replace aging buses, $13 million for electric vehicle infrastructure, and $2.4 million for CNG fueling infrastructure.
Four school bus operators from four states find common ground in dealing with driver shortage, tapping into the benefits of GPS and video cameras, and assessing fuel options. For the most part, they’re sticking with diesel for now, but one is seeing success with an electric bus.
The Propane Research & Education Council unveils a video that highlights autogas growth in the school transportation market.
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.
Creative Bus Sales' order for a total of 100 electric buses, 10 of which are school buses, is the largest to date for GreenPower.
The dealership signs a three-year agreement with the electric bus OEM and orders an initial 15 buses for inventory.
The School District of Holmen’s six Blue Bird Vision propane buses have saved about $12,000 in fuel and maintenance costs over the 2017-18 school year.
Electric school buses are becoming more prominent in pupil transportation as the "Big 3" manufacturers release their own models and tour them, and pilots see positive results.
Diesel has long been the foremost fuel when it comes to large school buses, but there was a noteworthy shift in 2017 as gasoline Type C school buses came into the picture. Propane was the most popular alternative fuel.