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 range and can recharge in about eight hours with a Level 2 charger.
Phil Horlock, CEO of Blue Bird, said, “The amount of interest has been outstanding; people are very excited about a 100-percent electric-powered school bus. The nation is increasingly influenced in electric vehicle transportation in general, and we anticipate rapid growth of electric school buses as more districts are educated on the zero-emissions and low-maintenance benefits they bring to their local communities.”
Source: Blue Bird