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Motiv Power for Sacramento Schools

May 16, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trans Tech Vehicles Distributed by First Priority GreenFleet

Motiv Power Systems and partners are talking up a project to field 13 battery-electric Type A school buses with two school districts as part of the California Air Resources Board’s Sacramento Regional Zero-Emission School Bus Deployment Project.

Motiv-powered Trans Tech bus in Kings Canyon USD colors (F&F, March 11, 2014) at the State House in Sacramento — Urvashi Nagrani photo

A $7.5 million CARB grant is backing delivery of the Ford E450-chassis Trans Tech eSeries buses, for the Elk Grove and Twin Rivers Unified School Districts, by First Priority GreenFleet.

“This is the board’s largest school bus grant to date and was the only application approved of all the school bus applications submitted to the state grant program,” states a Motiv release.

‘Best Choice’

“The eSeries is a tremendous complement to our proven lineup of fuel-efficient conventional school buses,” Trans Tech president John Pzraner says in the Motiv release. “Combining our signature aerodynamic design with the Motiv Power Systems powertrain and Ford E450 chassis provides customers interested in an all-electric Type-A school bus the best choice on the market,” he said.

“Beyond freeing buses from the volatility of oil prices, these buses will protect growing children from unnecessary exposure to fossil fuel pollution and particulate matter (PM), also known as soot, while also supporting local manufacturing in the production of the powertrains,” Motiv said.

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Source: Motiv Power Systems with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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