The school bus manufacturer will showcase key technological advancements in electric vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines at the association’s trade show on Tuesday.
With healthy property tax revenue and high demand to replace old school buses, industry sales will hit recent highs again this year, says the Blue Bird CEO. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has new electric models hitting the road and a new propane engine with ultra-low NOx emissions, helping fuel a shift toward more non-diesel buses.
Customers in California and Ontario will operate a total of seven Blue Bird Type D electric buses and one Micro Bird Type A electric model.
Nicholas Voisard brings nearly a decade of management experience in the industry to the electric school bus manufacturer.
Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and evacuations.
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.
The state earmarks $130 million for electric buses. The mitigation funding is expected to become available starting in early 2019.
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.
Creative Bus Sales' order for a total of 100 electric buses, 10 of which are school buses, is the largest to date for GreenPower.