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The Mobility House to manage charging and V2G for 30 electric school buses in NYC

New York City School Bus Umbrella Services (NYCSBUS) has selected The Mobility House to manage charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) operations for a major school bus electrification project. NYCSBUS, which received an $8-million grant from NYSERDA for the program, will use The Mobility House’s energy management system, ChargePilot, to optimize infrastructure planning and operation for 30… Read more »

Phoenix and Pegasus to jointly develop Type A electric school buses for the US market

Phoenix Motorcars, a manufacturer of electric medium-duty vehicles, has formed a strategic agreement with Pegasus Specialty Vehicles to jointly develop Type A electric school buses for the North American market. According to the agreement, a minimum of 300 Type A school buses are to be built within the next three years. Phoenix will provide the… Read more »

Thomas Built Buses delivers 200th Proterra Powered electric school bus

Proterra builds and sells transit buses under its own brand, and also provides electric powertrains to other EV manufacturers through its Proterra Powered business unit. One very popular application is the electric school bus. Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, recently delivered its 200th Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric… Read more »

GreenPower launches second phase of electric school bus pilot in West Virginia

GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has launched the second round of its pilot project with the state of West Virginia to demonstrate all-electric school buses in the Clay, Grant, Monongalia and Ohio county school districts. In this phase, the pilot program will incorporate new terrains, colder weather and longer… Read more »

EPA announces first round of grants from Clean School Bus Program—389 school districts in all 50 states

The Clean School Bus Program, part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, makes $5 billion in rebates available over five years for school districts to purchase electric or low-emission school buses. In May, the EPA announced the availability of $500 million for the first installment, but because of the overwhelming demand from school districts across… Read more »

By popular demand, EPA will increase Clean School Bus funding to nearly $1 billion

The EPA Clean School Bus program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, allocated $5 billion over a five-year period to fund the replacement of older school buses with new zero- and low-emission buses. In May, the EPA made the first tranche of $500 million available, but demand from school districts has been so strong that… Read more »

GreenPower to pilot electric school buses across West Virginia

GreenPower Motor, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty EVs, has deployed electric school buses in three West Virginia counties as part of a pilot project to demonstrate e-buses in school transportation operations across the state. The company will soon be producing buses in the state—in August, the company opened a manufacturing facility in South Charleston…. Read more »

Bidirectional Act to promote electric school bus V2G applications introduced in Senate

Bidirectional electric school buses are such a good idea, they almost sound too good to be true. School buses represent a perfect use case for V2G technology, revenue from providing grid services can help defray the costs for school districts, and protecting schoolchildren from diesel fumes is a worthy goal that should be popular on… Read more »

Antelope Valley schools to buy 20 BYD electric school buses

California’s Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has announced plans to buy 20 BYD electric school buses. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility by members of the SMART Union. The BYD Type D Battery Electric School Bus has a top speed of 65 miles per hour… Read more »

Pinellas County, Florida installs DC fast chargers to prepare for electric school buses

Pinellas County, Florida, the home of your favorite EV magazine, will soon be one of the first counties in the state to deploy electric school buses. The Pinellas County School District has (finally) received a $5.5-million grant from the 2016 Dirty Diesel Debacle settlement with Volkswagen. School districts in Broward, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach… Read more »