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Daimler Truck continues to choose Proterra battery technology for electric school buses and delivery vehicles

Proterra’s August bankruptcy filing sent a shock wave through the EV industry, partly because several EV builders depend on Proterra’s well-respected battery technology. Fortunately, the Volvo Group quickly snapped up the company’s battery business, and it appears that business as usual will continue. Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has announced plans to use Proterra’s battery… Read more »

First Student electric school buses surpass 3 million miles driven

School transportation provider First Student, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has surpassed three million miles driven by its electric school buses. The company has deployed more than 330 electric buses to North American school districts and approved 1,108 more for order. It has a goal of transitioning 30,000 diesel school buses to electric by 2035. First… Read more »

Thomas Built Buses topped 1.5 million electric school bus miles driven in Virginia

In collaboration with the Electric School Bus (ESB) program of Dominion Energy, a regional utility headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Daimler Truck North America subsidiary Thomas Built Buses (TBB) has announced that the state has now surpassed 1.5 million electric school bus miles driven.  Also partnering in the program is Virginia bus dealer Sonny Merryman. The… Read more »

Fermata Energy, BorgWarner, Lion Electric win $3-million California Energy Commission grant for electric school bus V2G project

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $3-million grant to BorgWarner, Fermata Energy and Lion Electric to bring grid-supporting and cost-saving vehicle-to-grid (V2G) solutions to electric school buses. The companies will deploy V2G technology for the Conejo Valley Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education, in cooperation with school bus… Read more »

Thomas Built Buses delivers its 1,000th electric school bus

US school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses, a brand of the Daimler Group, has delivered its 1,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus as part of an order for eight of the buses placed by Meriwether County School System (MCSS) in Georgia. The new buses are fully funded through the EPA’s Clean School Bus grant… Read more »

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 »