Chico Unified School District adds one electric school bus and Brawley Elementary School District receives three new electric buses.
West Fargo Public Schools’ new Blue Bird Vision electric bus can travel up to 120 miles between charges, and will recharge at the district’s onsite charging station.
Gov. Steve Sisolak signs a bill that now allows school districts to participate in a state funding program for 75% of the cost to install electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
One bill would establish an electric school bus pilot program. Another would increase penalties for road rage crimes involving school buses.
Chris Llewellyn, divisional maintenance manager for Pacific Western Transportation, discusses how the company has seen lowered fuel costs and reduced emissions from running the largest propane-powered fleet in Canada, as well as minimal technician shortage.
Lawmakers pass Senate Bill 299, which would make school districts eligible for funds covering 75% of the cost of buying electric buses or installing the charging infrastructure. The bill heads to the governor’s desk.
Customized fueling stations, fuel removal systems, and scheduled EV charging are some of the latest alt-fueling options dedicated to enhancing the efficiency and productivity of pupil transportation.
Whether your buses run on propane, CNG, biodiesel, or electricity, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Station Locator can help find the appropriate fueling station.
As electric buses become a more feasible option for pupil transporters, operators in the U.S. and Canada are noting various benefits, including charging efficiency, fuel savings, and the need for consistent maintenance training.
The manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty automatic transmissions purchases the EV systems divisions of Vantage Power and AxleTech.
House Bill 1255 would establish the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide funding for electric school buses.
The manufacturer of the Synapse 72 electric school bus expects the move to bring new exposure and access to a larger base of retail and institutional investors in the U.S. and internationally.
The electric power holding company's proposal to the North Carolina Utilities Commission would help fund the adoption of electric school buses and electric public transportation, and would lead to almost 2,500 new charging stations across the state.