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Blue Bird’s electric school buses now have V2G capability

Since it introduced electric school buses in 2018, the iconic yellow bus manufacturer Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD), has seen a surge in demand. The majority of its e-buses have been sold in California, but they have been deployed all over the US. “With districts able to obtain grants and other financial assistance, [some] locations that… Read more »

School districts have ordered more than 100 Blue Bird electric buses

School districts have ordered more than 100 Blue Bird electric buses. The buses are currently operating in California, North Dakota, and Washington. Blue Bird will deliver additional buses to California, Colorado, New Jersey, New York, and Quebec by 2020. Powered by Cummins electric drivetrains, Blue Bird electric school buses are capable of 120 miles of… Read more »

Thomas, Blue Bird and IC Bus introduce electric school buses

Three major school bus manufacturers – Thomas, Blue Bird and IC Bus – introduced battery-electric buses at the recent National Association for Pupil Transportation trade show in Columbus, Ohio. Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses introduced the Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric Bus, affectionately known as Jouley, which has a capacity of 81 passengers and is to go… Read more »

Blue Bird awarded $4.4 million to develop electric school bus

Blue Bird buses are familiar to every American who has kids, or who ever attended school. The Georgia-based manufacturer (Nasdaq: BLBD) has built over 550,000 buses since its formation in 1927, and approximately 180,000 of its classic yellow buses are in operation today. Now the company has won a grant of $4.4 million from the… Read more »

California company electrifies a Blue Bird school bus

ADOMANI has partnered with the Gilroy, California Unified School District to convert a Blue Bird school bus to all-electric operation. The bus was unveiled at a ceremony this week by Mayor Don Gage and the repower project team. The school district provided a 2007 50-passenger type D diesel bus, and ADOMANI replaced the engine with… Read more »

Electric buses from BYD, Proterra, New Flyer at APTA Conference

There were several electric buses on display at the recent American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference in Tampa, lined up along the waterfront behind Amalie Arena, home ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sierra Club’s Phil Compton was there to speak to the manufacturers’ reps and snap some photos. Conference attendees… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains’ PowerDrive 8000 electrification kit for Class 8 trucks

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has expanded its PowerDrive product family to include a heavy-duty offering suitable for Class 8 vehicles. EDI will offer its PowerDrive 8000 series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to quickly bring heavy-duty electrified vehicle offerings to market. EDI’s medium-duty PowerDrive 6000 and 7000 series products… Read more »

DOE awards $18 million for plug-in work trucks, electric school buses and highway charging

The DOE has announced new awards of $18 million to five alternative fuel projects, four of them EV-related: Odyne Systems will receive $2.9 million to develop plug-in hybrid work trucks (class 7) that reduce fuel consumption by more than 50% and eliminate fuel consumption during stationary operations. Blue Bird Body Company will receive $4.9 million… Read more »