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New York State opens applications for $100 million in funding for electric school buses

New York State is now taking applications for grant funding for electric school buses under the $4.2-billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. $100 million will be disbursed in this first tranche of a total $500 million authorized by the Bond Act. New York’s 2022 State of the State… Read more »

GreenPower sells 35 BEAST electric school buses to California school districts

GreenPower Motor, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, has secured new orders for 35 Type D electric school buses from two California school districts. The Garden Grove School District ordered 10 BEAST school buses, and the Montebello School District ordered 25 Mega BEAST buses. The orders were placed through GreenPower’s exclusive California dealer Model… Read more »

Blue Bird delivers its 1,500th electric school bus

Yellow school bus maker Blue Bird has delivered its 1,500th electric school bus. Modesto City Schools in California purchased the historic EV through Blue Bird’s authorized school bus dealer A-Z Bus Sales. Modesto’s milestone unit is one of 1,500 Blue Bird electric school buses now serving school districts across 41 US states. The company says… Read more »

Phoenix Motorcars wins California contract for electric Type A school buses

Phoenix Motorcars has won a two-year contract with the California Department of General Services that will enable school districts to procure the company’s Z600 Type A Cutaway Chassis electric school buses without having to go through a bid process. Phoenix’s Z600 school bus is offered with both 90 kWh and 141 kWh battery pack options,… Read more »

California to require new school buses to be electric by 2035

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will require all new school buses in the state to be zero-emission vehicles. The new mandate will take effect in…wait for it…2035. If that sounds like an unusually timid goal for the Golden State, that’s because it is. Four other states—Connecticut, Maryland, Maine and New York—have already… Read more »

GreenPower highlights key findings from electric school bus pilot program

GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, recently announced the results from an electric school bus pilot program in West Virginia (a successful pilot, as it resulted in school bus orders for the company). GreenPower shared its findings at the recent Green Bus Summit in Reno, Nevada. The nine-month pilot program covered… Read more »

New York state announces $100 million in funding for zero-emission school buses

New York state has announced the availability of $100 million for zero-emission school buses in the first round of funding for e-buses under the $4.2-billion Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. New York’s 2022 State of the State initiative requires all new school buses sold in the state to… Read more »

Blue Bird delivers 20 electric school buses to Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Yellow school bus icon Blue Bird is going electric—the company has nearly 1,000 electric school buses in operation today. The latest order comes from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which will add 20 electric buses to its all-Blue Bird fleet of 1,000 school buses. Miami-Dade County is the third-largest school district in the nation, serving more… Read more »

Zonar partners with ChargePoint and Highland on electric school bus charging management

Zonar, a provider of smart mobility solutions for fleets, has formed strategic relationships with ChargePoint and Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of fleet electrification-as-a-service. Zonar will use ChargePoint’s integrated hardware, software and services. Highland will provide telematics insights to Zonar’s customers through its Dashboard platform, in partnership with Synop. ChargePoint will offer Zonar customers expert… Read more »

Nevada school district orders 15 GreenPower BEAST electric school buses

The Clark County School District in Nevada has ordered 15 GreenPower Type D BEAST electric school buses through vehicle dealership the RWC Group. CCSD is the fifth-largest school district in the country, and it owns and operates some 1,924 buses that transport 125,000 students daily. The district put its first GreenPower Type D BEAST school… Read more »