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Posts Tagged: Blue Bird

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 »

Blue Bird and Lightning eMotors to offer electric retrofits for gas and propane school buses

School bus icon Blue Bird plans to offer a factory-certified electric repower program for some of its gasoline- and propane-powered school buses. The company is working with Colorado-based powertrain manufacturer Lightning eMotors to jointly develop this retrofit powertrain system. Blue Bird will launch the repower program in 2023 for gasoline- and propane-powered Blue Bird Vision… Read more »

Nuvve to deploy V2G Hub at Blue Bird electric bus factory

V2G specialist Nuvve plans to install up to 200 of its 125 kW V2G-capable dual-dispenser DC fast charging stations at bus-builder Blue Bird’s delivery facility in Fort Valley, Georgia. This V2G hub will allow newly-built e-buses to act as energy storage assets while they wait to be delivered. Nuvve will create the V2G hub in… Read more »

Nuvve and Blue Bird use Fleet-as-a-Service leasing model for V2G-equipped electric school buses

Nuvve Holding (Nasdaq: NVVE), the developer of a proprietary vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform, and iconic school bus manufacturer Blue Bird (Nasdaq: BLBD) plan to use the financing resources of Levo Mobility to allow customers to lease V2G-enabled electric school buses, charging infrastructure and energy management for a flat monthly fee. Levo Mobility is a joint venture… Read more »

Blue Bird delivers electric school bus equipped with Nuvve V2G tech

Iconic school bus manufacturer Blue Bird has delivered an electric school bus equipped with V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology from Nuvve, one of two Blue Bird Type C electric buses delivered to two school districts in Illinois. The e-buses are powered by the Cummins PowerDrive EV system. Nuvve’s V2G platform allows the bus batteries to store energy,… Read more »

Blue Bird now has 400 electric school buses delivered or on order

School bus manufacturer Blue Bird is rapidly ramping its EV production. The company, which produces electric versions of all three popular school bus body configurations—Type A, C and D buses—now has 400 electric school buses either delivered or on order, and it anticipates further growth this year. “We achieved almost three-fold growth in electric bus… Read more »

Blue Bird’s electric school buses now have V2G capability

Since it introduced electric school buses in 2018, the iconic yellow bus manufacturer Blue Bird (NASDAQ: BLBD), has seen a surge in demand. The majority of its e-buses have been sold in California, but they have been deployed all over the US. “With districts able to obtain grants and other financial assistance, [some] locations that… Read more »

School districts have ordered more than 100 Blue Bird electric buses

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… Read more »