To Apply, Or Not? EPA’s New Clean School Bus Grant Program, Deciphered

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 30 May 2023 16:35:17 +0000

In general, I love the arms-wide-open, let’s-include-everyone approach to things, whether it’s a social gathering at my house, or a funding program for electric school buses (ESBs). Last year’s rebate program definitely had that spirit; the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean School Bus Program awarded almost one billion to 389 schools and Tribes in year […]

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Blue Bird Opens New Production Facility For Electric School Bus Production

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 21:35:55 +0000

Blue Bird recently unveiled its new Electric Vehicle (EV) Build-up Center in Fort Valley, Georgia. The company repurposed an almost 40,000 sq.ft. facility to accommodate the growing need for electric, zero-emission school buses. At the EV Build-up Center, skilled technicians equip the vehicles with electric batteries and other necessary parts, building them into environmentally friendly […]

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$400 Million Grant Program to Fund Clean School Buses to Protect Children’s Health

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2023 19:40:44 +0000

The latest funding from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda follows nearly $1 billion for thousands of electric and low-emission school buses across the USA.

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Vehicle to Grid: The Least You Need to Know

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2023 05:48:37 +0000

We’ve all seen new technologies get hyped up that later turned out to be duds. Irrelevant. If we’d ignored those things all along, we then felt smart: we didn’t waste our time on that nonsense. On the other hand, cell phones turned out to be a Superthing. They’ve gone from being nothing to us, to […]

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Upgraded School Buses Linked to Increased Student Attendance

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2023 21:15:15 +0000

Replacing all of the oldest school buses in the nation could lead to 1.3 million fewer daily absences annually, according to a University of Michigan study. The suspected cause of these preventable absences is exposure to high levels of diesel exhaust fumes, which can leak into school bus cabins or enter buses through open windows. […]

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8 Things To Know About Electric School Bus Repowers

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 03:09:17 +0000

Repowering existing school buses with a new electric drivetrain shows promise to provide school bus operators with a lower cost and more sustainable vehicle compared to buying a brand-new electric school bus. An electric repower — sometimes referred to as an electric conversion or retrofit — involves the removal of a vehicle’s internal combustion engine […]

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Charging 145 Electric School Buses

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2023 04:50:52 +0000

Electric school buses are quickly growing in volume in the USA, and are being supported by funding from Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). They are a logical avenue for cleantech investment, not only cutting global warming pollution but also cutting pollution that gives children asthma, cancer, and more. Some have found that […]

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Electric School Buses Can Fight Inequity In The USA, Or Worsen It

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2023 04:50:13 +0000

GreenPower Motors BEASTMore than 20 million students in the United States ride school buses every year. This equals approximately 7 billion trips per year, making school buses one of the most widely used forms of public transport in the United States. But those trips aren’t always safe ones. Most students — especially those from low-income and communities […]

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The Hardest Part of Electric School Buses, Made Easier

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2023 18:40:05 +0000

With the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program investing five billion in five years in clean school buses, almost all of them electric so far, it’s easy to focus just on the electric school buses (ESBs) themselves. They’re big, photogenic, quiet, and emit no bad smells. They command the floor space of the shows we go […]

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