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Blue Bird Corp Taps TransPower for e-Bus

January 31, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, money awarded, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Project Is Supported by a $4.4 Million DoE Award
As Manufacturer Says It Will Explore V2G Connections

Blue Bird has tapped Southern California’s TransPower and says it will look at V2G/vehicle-to-grid technology as it develops a battery electric school bus. The project is backed by a $4.4 million award from EERE, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. updated February 6

Propane Backers See Decade of Success

December 24, 2015 in milestones, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

7,000 Propane Autogas School Buses in U.S., 2,600 in Texas

Propane autogas advocates celebrated a decade of success earlier this month, noting at an event in Austin that more than American school districts now operate more than 7,000 propane autogas school buses on a daily basis.

36 Propane Blue Birds for Forest Grove

January 28, 2014 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

School District Will Reportedly Save Some $400,000 over Ten Years

The board of Oregon’s Forest Grove School District west of Portland has approved the purchase of 36 propane-fueled school buses, which according to a local report will save a projected $400,000 over ten years of operation.

Propane Blue Birds Survive Arctic Blast

January 17, 2014 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘School Buses Started & Operated Flawlessly Despite Extreme Temperatures’

School buses fueled with propane autogas fared well during the brutal cold experienced this month in the Midwest and on the East Coast, says Blue Bird. “School districts and contractors reported that their Blue Bird propane school buses started and operated impeccably,” the manufacturer says.

60 Propane Blue Birds for Shelton

March 14, 2013 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Connecticut Town Spending $5.47 Million on Buses, Needs Fuel

The town of Shelton, Conn. and its local Board of Education is looking for fuel suppliers as it’s investing $5.47 million in 60 Type C “Vision” school buses with dedicated propane fuel systems by Roush CleanTech.

Roush Taps GAS for Shuttle Buses

September 13, 2012 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Green Alternative Systems Using Ford E-450 Chassis

Roush CleanTech is talking up Indiana’s Green Alternative Systems as a new propane autogas conversion partner, showing a Ford E-450 chassis shuttle bus converted by GAS at the 2012 BusCon Expo in Chicago, Ill.

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