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Antelope Valley schools to buy 20 BYD electric school buses

California’s Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has announced plans to buy 20 BYD electric school buses. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility by members of the SMART Union. The BYD Type D Battery Electric School Bus has a top speed of 65 miles per hour… Read more »

Pinellas County, Florida installs DC fast chargers to prepare for electric school buses

Pinellas County, Florida, the home of your favorite EV magazine, will soon be one of the first counties in the state to deploy electric school buses. The Pinellas County School District has (finally) received a $5.5-million grant from the 2016 Dirty Diesel Debacle settlement with Volkswagen. School districts in Broward, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach… Read more »

GreenPower’s new West Virginia factory could produce 600 electric school buses per year

GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has cut the ribbon at its new South Charleston, West Virginia manufacturing facility. The facility, which is home to the company’s electric school bus manufacturing operations east of the Mississippi River, has been expanded by an additional 80,000 square feet. It is expected to… Read more »

Blue Bird offers turnkey charging solutions for electric school buses

Iconic school bus builder Blue Bird has expanded its electrification ecosystem with the launch of Blue Bird Energy Services, which provides turnkey charging solutions for electric school bus fleets. Blue Bird says it has nearly 650 electric school buses in operation today. The company builds a full range of electric school bus models, which offer… Read more »

Nuvve and San Diego Gas & Electric launch Electric School Bus V2G project

Vehicle-to-grid specialist Nuvve (Nasdaq: NVVE) is working with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to support local school districts by pairing Nuvve’s V2G technology with the utility’s Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP). Through this partnership, electric school bus fleets equipped with V2G charging through Nuvve’s GIVe platform can provide energy back to the grid during… Read more »

Colorado provides $65 million for electric school bus grants

Governor Jared Polis of Colorado has signed SB 193 into law, providing $65 million for an electric school bus grant program. The state will award funding to school districts to help finance, purchase and maintain electric school buses, and to install charging infrastructure. New federal funding for electric school buses is available from the EPA’s… Read more »

EPA announces $500 million in funding for electric school buses

The EPA has announced $500 million in new funding for school districts and other eligible bus operators to begin replacing the nation’s fleet of school buses with American-made zero-emission buses. This 500 big ones represents the first round of funding from the $5-billion investment authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Portions of the rebates can… Read more »

InCharge Energy and partners to deploy 42 electric school buses in California

California’s Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) has approved a plan to deploy 42 electric school buses and associated charging infrastructure. The new e-buses will serve more than 31,000 students at 42 schools.  Illinois bus manufacturer IC Bus and dealership Creative Bus Sales will supply the 42-passenger IC electric buses. InCharge Energy, a provider of… Read more »

BYD introduces Type A electric school bus with V2G tech

BYD has introduced a Type A battery-electric school bus that features vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. Type A school buses are typically used on routes with fewer students, or for transporting students with disabilities. The BYD Type A can seat up to 30,… Read more »

GreenPower to manufacture electric school buses in West Virginia

GreenPower Motor Company has signed a lease/purchase agreement for a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia, where it will produce electric school buses. The 9.5-acre property includes an 80,000-square-foot building. GreenPower plans to begin production at the facility by the second half of 2022. As part of the agreement, the state will provide up… Read more »