28 Aug '14, 5pm

California Highway Patrol approves all-electric school bus.

MILPITAS, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has approved the Adomani all-electric converted Blue Bird school bus for transportation. Adomani and the Gilroy Unified School District collaborated to produce a solar fueled, all-electric, 50 passenger, Type D school bus. CHP approval was the final step before the bus was cleared to transport students, according to Adomani. The converted school bus makes its debut this school year. The Gilroy Unified School District provided Adomani with a 2007 Blue Bird All American diesel school bus, and by replacing the engine with its patented electric conversion kit, Adomani returned the bus as a plug-in electric . The bus has an overall range of 40 miles in between charges, tailored to meet the district’s need of a 22-mile route. Adomani can supply a school or commercial bus with enough battery power to travel 100 miles. Adomani...

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