Levo Mobility, a joint venture of Nuvve Holding Corp., affiliates of Stonepeak Partners LP, and Evolve Transition Infrastructure that provides Fleet-as-a-Service (FaaS) solutions enabling fleets to switch to electric vehicles (EVs), announced a 10-year contract award by the Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C in Illinois. It will support the district in its effort to fully electrify its fleet. Troy has partnered with Levo to convert its fleet of 64 school buses to zero-emission in as little as 5 years.
Levo will deliver a full suite of services to support the district's zero-emission fleet conversion -- from itsite planning and construction, to installation of infrastructure and electric vehicle supply equipment, and utility engagement. Levo also will support the district's future procurement of electric buses to replace its existing diesel and gas units, maximizing available rebate and subsidy opportunities to minimize the total cost to the district, according to a press release. Levo will ensure that each bus is charged and ready to transport children by leveraging Nuvve's intelligent energy management platform.
"Our turnkey electrification solution provides everything a school needs to electrify now and start enjoying the benefits of moving away from diesel buses," said Maggie Clancy, Levo's chief commercial officer. "As Levo continues to lead in fleet electrification services, we're creating a more sustainable future while providing attractive benefits for school districts."
"It's a certainty that schools will transition to electric buses and our district believes that as a sustainability champion in the community, it's our responsibility to lead and act decisively to create the best possible learning environment for our students," said Dr. Todd J. Koehl, Troy 30-C's superintendent. "The technology exists today to electrify school bus fleets. There's no reason to wait."
Troy 30-C will deploy two initial electric buses to start, while building out charging infrastructure for the long term. According to a press release, the infrastructure will accommodate the district's immediate electrification needs while also future-proofing the assets by integrating with other district sustainability investments, such as solar panels, and supporting vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities.
"Through Levo we are blazing a trail across the country to create a 'force for good' in school bus electrification. We believe it isn't a question of 'if' but 'when' every yellow school bus in the country is zero-emissions, electric-powered," said Trent Kososki, managing director at Stonepeak. "We are honored and grateful that Levo has been selected as the solutions provider to Troy as it leads by example in the electrification of student transportation."