US School Bus Maker Blue Bird gets order for 30 electric school buses

US School Bus Maker Blue Bird gets order for 30 electric school buses

Blue Bird US school bus maker company receives the largest single order of electric school Buses in its history.

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BLBD, Blue Bird Corporation is an American manufacturer, the leader in electric buses, has received the largest order of electric school buses from a school district in its history.

On Tuesday, Blue Bird gets an order for 30zero-emission school buses from moderate city schools in California.

The order enables the school district to rapidly convert nearly 50% of its diesel-powered bus fleet to clean energy, the moderate city school will reduce harmful greenhouses gas emissions by improving community health, Moderate city school expects to save more than $250,000 a year in fuel cost alone.

Blue Bird customers report that fuel costs of up to 49 cents per mile by using diesel-powered buses but compare to the average of 14cents per mile for electric buses.

Tim Zearley, Associate Superintendent of Business Services, Modesto City Schools, said, “I’m proud that Modesto City Schools is leading the way in Public Education Sustainability Initiatives in Stanislaus County.”,

Tim Zearley, also reveals that “The price of diesel fuel continues to skyrocket. Our Sustainability projects are designed to address climate change, reduce air pollution, and lead the next generation of students in learning about a Sustainable lifestyle with renewable energy, carbon reduction, and clean mobility options,”.

According to the Tuesday report, moderate city schools purchased all bluebirds American type D electric buses to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Matthew Stevenson, president, and CEO, of Blue Bird Corporation. , said, “Blue Bird is recognized as a technology leader and innovator of low- and zero-emission school buses in North America,”.

Let us talk about the specification of Blue Bird electric buses, it has a maximaum carrying capacity of 84passangers for up to 120miles on a single charge.

The Company claimed that it requires time between 3 and 8 hours to fully recharge depending on the charging infrastructure.

Blue Bird electric school buses were partially funded by the California hybrid zero-emission truck or buses voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Speaking about the pricing of Type D is around $400,000 while the HVIP incentive amount for BLBD Type D is between $140,250 and $375,000 according to report of A-Z Bus sales.

 

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