27 Jan '17, 7pm

#BlueBird awarded with a $4.4 million grant to begin developing electric #schoolbus.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced last year that they would give $15 million to organizations to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird received the largest chunk of the money. “As the leader in alternative fuel bus solutions, the addition of an electric school bus rounds out our portfolio,” said Blue Bird President and CEO Phil Horlock. “Thanks to this award…we will be able to pursue the development of this technology based on our many years of research.” Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Georgia-based Blue Bird hopes to implement V2G technology that will allow the bus to put electricity back into the grid, which could bring much-needed funds to school districts. The electric-powered school bus is unfamiliar technology for Blue Bird. “We were first to market with an electric school bus in 1994,” said Dennis Whitaker, vice pr...

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