When you think of diesel fuel, you may think of a black sooty cloud coming out of the tailpipe of your school buses. In reality, clean-diesel school bus emissions are now 90 percent cleaner at the tailpipe than they were in 2006. Based on EPA-regulated emissions, clean-diesel is comparable to or even cleaner than other fuel types like propane, CNG and gasoline. Take a look for yourself. Ultra-low-sulfur diesel, SCR and EGR technologies have cleaned up clean-diesel considerably, but most people don’t realize how clean diesel now is or even why running an environmentally-friendly school bus fleet matters. Here’s why it matters and how much cleaner clean-diesel school bus engines are today.
The reason for these dramatically- reduced emissions is the dedication of the EPA and school bus manufacturers like Thomas Built Buses, who make it a priority to clean up school buses across the country.
Thomas Built Buses is dedicated to investing in technologies and innovations that make school buses safer, more reliable, durable, more efficient and easier to maintain. With more than 480,000 school buses on the road every day, the impact of emissions can be great. So Thomas Built Buses makes it a priority to ensure that their buses are the cleanest and safest they can be. Thomas Built school buses not only meet EPA and GHG standards, but exceed them.
To learn more about the many benefits of clean-diesel school buses visit the Thomas Built Buses Facts About Fuels page.