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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Blue Bird Teams Up with Highland Electric Fleets to Provide 12 Electric School Buses to Illinois School District

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 17:30:49 +0000

The Hardin County Community Unit School District #1 (CUSD #1) in Illinois is preparing to upgrade some of its buses to clean Blue Bird electric school buses. The newly upgraded school buses are a result of Blue Bird Corporation and Highland Electric Fleets teaming up to offer electrified buses to school districts like Hardin County. […]

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California To Spend Another $1.8 Billion On Electric School Buses

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 03:57:02 +0000

GreenPower Motors BEASTEvery school bus fleet should be electric. The harm done to children’s lungs, hearts, and brains by polluting fossil-fueled school buses is enormous, and it’s quite easy to electrify school buses. Nonetheless, the wheels of institutions and large-vehicle fleets move slowly, and we don’t have nearly as many stories of school districts electrifying their school […]

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Highland Electric Fleets and Peak to Peak Charter School Partner to Deliver Colorado’s 1st All-Electric School Bus Fleet

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2022 15:48:34 +0000

School bus electrification has been gaining steam all across the United States. School districts are leaving traditional diesel buses for cleaner and more efficient ones. With numerous programs available, the transition to electric buses is becoming easier for schools — they can more easily replace their entire fleet. One of the leading providers of fleet […]

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Electric School Buses Could Be “Mobile Batteries” During Blackouts

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 05:23:28 +0000

The Biden administration under a new federal program is awarding grants to school districts all over the country. The grants will reach over 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories. The school districts are slated to receive roughly a total of $1 billion in grants […]

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Biden–Harris Administration: 389 School Districts Getting Nearly $1 Billion from EPA’s Clean School Bus Program

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 23:24:28 +0000

Historic investment from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law headed to all 50 states in effort to transform America’s school bus fleet WASHINGTON (October 26, 2022) — Today, the Biden–Harris Administration announced the Fiscal Year 2022 recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program rebate competition, awarding nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan […]

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