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The Mobility House to lead project to provide electric school bus bidirectional charging infrastructure

The Clean Transportation Program of the California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $2.9-million grant to a project team led by California V2G technology company The Mobility House for the installation of 12 bidirectional chargers at four California schools in the Pittsburg, Fremont and Napa unified school districts. The Replicable V2X Deployment for Schools (RVXDS)… Read more »

Zūm raises $140 million for electric school bus platform 

California-based student transportation services company Zūm has completed a $140-million Series E funding round led by Singapore-based global investment firm GIC. UK-headquartered decarbonization investor Climate Investment and existing investors including Sequoia and SoftBank Vision Fund 2 also participated.  This latest round brings Zūm’s total funding to $350 million. The new funding will be used to… Read more »

Blue Bird receives record order for 180 electric school buses

US bus maker Blue Bird has received an order from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for 150 of its All American and 30 of its Vision electric school buses. Delivery is anticipated between October 2024 and early 2025. The order was placed through the district’s local Blue Bird dealer, A-Z Bus Sales. LAUSD… Read more »

Blue Bird delivers 23 electric school buses to Kentucky school district

Iconic school bus OEM Blue Bird has delivered 23 electric school buses to Carter County Schools in Kentucky, which operates 11 schools serving some 4,200 students. Carter County Schools purchased the electric bus through Blue Bird’s authorized dealer Central States Bus Sales in Lexington, Kentucky. The district received a $9,085,000 grant through the EPA’s 2022… Read more »

GreenPower debuts Mega BEAST electric school bus

GreenPower Motor, a US-based maker of medium- and heavy-duty EVs for the cargo, delivery, transit and school bus sectors, has introduced its Mega BEAST Type D school bus, which it claims has the longest range and largest battery pack in the field. The 40-foot vehicle seats up to 90 passengers and features an integrated aluminum… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »