Tag: electric school buses

Apr 14, 2023 - 01:53 pm

West Virginia orders 41 electric school buses from GreenPower

The state of West Virginia is acquiring 41 GreenPower custom-built, battery-electric school buses for $15 million. The models include Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses. As part of the order, GreenPower received a $3 million deposit from the state to manufacture the buses in West Virginia.

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Mar 30, 2023 - 01:28 pm

TBB electric buses bound for S. Carolina schools

In the USA, the South Carolina Department of Education has ordered 160 all-electric school buses from North American Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses (TBB). The order is for the 160 Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley model with drive technology from Proterra.

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Jan 14, 2023 - 02:22 pm

Rouen to convert 49 diesel buses to electric

The Rouen municipality in northern France is having 49 Iveco Crossway diesel intercity buses converted to electric drives to operate as school buses. The project was awarded to a French consortium from which Greenmot will supply the retrofit kit.

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Oct 19, 2022 - 05:37 pm

North Carolina gains e-school buses and EV charge points

In the USA, the purchase of around 160 electric school buses is being funded with $30.1 million from the Volkswagen Settlement Program for North Carolina. The funding is being managed by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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Oct 10, 2022 - 04:16 pm

EPA frees nearly $1Bn in funding for clean school buses

The US Government has announced nearly doubling the budget for clean school buses this fiscal year. The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the decision followed “overwhelming” demand, with school districts from all 50 states applying for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates.

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Aug 29, 2022 - 01:31 pm

BYD to deliver electric school buses to AVSTA, California

BYD and the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) plan to bring 20 battery-electric school buses to students in the Antelope Valley. This could help AVSTA to become the first school transport provider in California to operate a complete fleet of zero-emission school buses.

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Aug 8, 2022 - 01:47 pm

New Jersey budgets $15m a year for electric school buses

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill requiring the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement a three-year ‘Electric School Bus Program’. The budget stands at $45 million or $15m per year. It is the latest bill in a row the EV-savvy Governor has signed.

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Apr 7, 2022 - 01:38 pm

Boston to replace all 700 school buses with electric buses

Boston wants to replace its fleet of more than 700 school buses with electric vehicles by 2030, starting with 20 buses taking kids to school during the next school year. The move is part of the city’s Green New Deal, which includes converting much of its vehicle fleet, not only school buses.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 12:59 pm

No new combustion vehicles in Washington State by 2030

The US state of Washington has passed a bill banning the sale, purchase and registration of new petrol-powered vehicles of model year 2030 or later. If it becomes law, Washington will phase out internal combustion vehicles five years earlier than other states such as California.

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Mar 17, 2022 - 08:17 pm

Moreno Valley electrifies school buses

In California, USA, 42 electric school buses and an EV charging infrastructure will be deployed with a project from InCharge Energy, Creative Bus Sales and IC Bus. The project has now been approved by the Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD).

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Jan 13, 2022 - 01:41 pm

GreenPower to build electric school buses in West Virginia

GreenPower Motor, a North American manufacturer of electric commercial vehicles, has acquired a production facility in South Charleston in the US state of West Virginia. GreenPower plans to manufacture electric school buses there from the second half of 2022.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 03:04 pm

1000 Lion Electric school buses look likely for Canada

Lion Electric has received a conditional purchase order for 1,000 all-electric LionC school buses from Student Transportation of Canada (STC). If grant conditions are fulfilled, this purchase order would allow STC to become the largest operator of zero-emission school buses in North America.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 02:13 pm

Virginia relaunches Clean School Bus funding scheme

The state of Virginia announced more than $10 million in funding through the Clean School Bus Program run by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The funding is available to public school districts to replace diesel vehicles with cleaner alternatives.

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Aug 22, 2021 - 03:47 pm

Hydro-Québec launches pilot to support school buses

In Canada, electricity utility company Hydro-Québec has launched a pilot project with Autobus Groupe Séguin to support the electrification of school buses. Several Québec-based suppliers will participate in the project, including Lion Electric, Malco Électrique and AddÉnergie.

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May 6, 2021 - 03:11 pm

Québec province to electrify most school buses by 2030

Canada’s province of Québec wants most pupils heading to class in yellow electric school buses by 2030, Premier François Legault announced. The province’s 2030 Plan for a Green Economy unveiled last autumn contains the target in some detail.

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