First Student, a major provider of student transportation services in North America, has selected Bechtel to design and build charging stations for one of First Student’s electrification projects. The two companies intend to partner on more EV deployments in the future, for which Bechtel will provide engineering, procurement and construction services.
Bechtel provides a range of services in the electrification market, including feasibility studies, site selection, front-end engineering design, procurement, construction and project management.
“Bechtel provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure to fleet customers so they can focus on their core business, whether it is safely moving students or delivering packages,” said Bechtel’s Catherine Hunt Ryan. “Bechtel will help First Student advance their electrification goals by being a one-stop partner through design and build.”
“Thousands of our students are already benefiting from riding emissions-free school buses,” said First Student Head of Electrification Kevin L. Matthews. “First Student is on track to convert 30,000 of our buses to electric by 2035, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and positively impacting the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”
“Bechtel offers predictable project outcomes across the electric vehicle value chain,” said Justin Britt, General Manager for Electric Vehicles at Bechtel. “Building a future of vehicle electrification means investing in infrastructure today in everything from raw material extraction, processing plants, battery component manufacturing, final assembly, charging stations and recycling.”