25 May '18, 11pm

Electric School Buses Take to the Road: Real-World Results - School Bus Fleet

With the “big three” school bus manufacturers all unveiling electric school buses or concepts, 2017 was apparently a tipping point for acceptance of the technology in pupil transportation. Blue Bird was awarded a $4.4 million grant in 2016 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop an electric school bus, and debuted two models — a Type C and a Type D — last year, and brought them to market in 2018. (Micro Bird also unveiled its new electric-powered Type A Micro Bird G5 Electric school bus in 2017. The bus has been undergoing testing for certification and the manufacturer expects to deliver a number of units by the end of September.) Meanwhile, IC Bus introduced its concept school bus, the ChargE , and Thomas Built Buses launched the Saf-T-Liner C2 electric bus, or “Jouley ,” in 2017 (see second sidebar below for more on these buses). Other manufacturers of the vehicles...

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