The company, best known for its propane fuel systems, expands its alt-fuel portfolio with electric vehicles built on the Ford F-650 chassis.
The event comes as the state considers how to spend its $209 million share of VW mitigation funding.
The OEM cites lower upfront costs and maintenance savings as key factors in the growing sales of its Vision Gasoline bus.
The school bus manufacturer takes its Type C and D electric buses for ride-and-drive events across the U.S. Deliveries are expected to begin in late summer/early fall.
The new facility features a 15,000 square foot service area, including a paint booth and specialized bays to service CNG vehicles.
With temperatures as low as minus 30, Howard-Winneshiek CSD says its propane buses warm up in a few minutes.
The extended Allison warranty applies to new Blue Bird buses equipped with Allison 2500 and 2550 Pupil Transport Series transmissions.
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.
Dana provides the school bus OEM with a range of drivetrain solutions, including Spicer axles, driveshafts, and end yokes.
The school bus OEM’s dealership representation in Virginia recently transitioned from Carter Machinery to Blue Bird Bus Sales of Virginia.
The school bus manufacturer and technology partner Adomani host a ride-and-drive to showcase Blue Bird's Type D electric RE bus for some of the largest utility companies in the U.S.
Fulton County Schools’ new Blue Bird buses are also equipped with three-point belts.
The electric-powered Micro Bird G5 and All American RE school buses are slated to be available in 2018.