27 Aug '14, 8pm

Latest News: California Highway Patrol Approves Converted All-Electric, Transit-Style School Bus

Latest News: California Highway Patrol Approves Converted All-Electric, Transit-Style School Bus

A Type-D school bus converted to electric from diesel and outfitted with solar panels received the go-ahead from CHP last week to be pilot tested in Gilroy, California, located about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco. The 50-passenger, 2007 model-year Blue Bird All American RE was dedicated to Gilroy Unified School District in May. It costs $150,000 to upgrade, said ADOMANI, a green vehicle technology company that specializes in converting gas and diesel fuel systems to all-electric and plug-in hybrid. The converted Type D transit-style bus draws being piloted by Gilroy draws energy from six electric batteries installed in the rear-facing engine compartment and that charge from outlets. ADOMANI and public health advocate Breathe California, which helped fund the project through a Health Trust grant, said the plan is to eventually use solar panels installed on the distric...

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