31 Jan '17, 7pm

Blue Bird Awarded $4.4M to Develop Electric School Bus - School Bus Fleet

Blue Bird Awarded $4.4M to Develop Electric School Bus - School Bus Fleet

Seen here is Blue Bird’s manufacturing facility in Fort Valley, Georgia. FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. has been awarded $4.4 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an electric school bus. In December 2016, the DOE announced that it would award $15 million to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird was presented the largest amount of the funding to develop a zero-emissions, 100% vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric school bus, according to the school bus manufacturer. “As the leader in alternative fuel bus solutions, the addition of an electric school bus rounds out our portfolio,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp. “Thanks to this award from the Department of Energy, we will be able to pursue the development of this technology based on our many years of research. As we...

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