24 May '16, 1am

Can Electric School Buses Go the Distance?: The technology is proven, and the…

Can Electric School Buses Go the Distance?: The technology is proven, and the…

With more offerings than ever, the technology and benefits from electric buses are generally proven. But where are they operating today? Is there funding available to help school districts outside California afford the vehicles? What about other obstacles, such as extremely cold weather? There are now more companies manufacturing electric school buses and converting fossil fuel powered buses than just a few years ago. However, the buses have just become commercially available in the last year, says John Clements, vice president of electric bus sales for First Priority Bus Sales – California. Consequently, it could just be a matter of time before the school bus market introduces more electric buses into its fleets, following in the footsteps of the transit market, says Fraser Atkinson, executive chairman of Canada-based GreenPower. Production is growing and driving costs do...

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