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Electrification is the new buzzword among school districts considering adding an electric vehicle (EV) to their existing bus fleet. It’s easy to understand why. EVs are emissions-free at the tailpipe, noise-free, pollution-free and fossil fuel-free and, when up and running, will help save on overall operating costs. But what exactly does electrification mean and how does a district get…

Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, is making waves with its new Saf-T-Liner C2(R) Jouley(TM) electric school bus, powered by Proterra electric vehicle technology. With interest across the nation, districts can’t wait to pair the nation’s most popular school bus with electric power.

Equipped with the same vehicle quality, durability, performance,…

While there is a lot of hype surrounding electric school buses, there is also quite a bit of speculation. From range anxiety to high purchase prices, many districts are skeptical about whether electric school buses will work for their fleet. To address some of these concerns, Thomas Built Buses, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) technologies, is paving the way for districts across the United…

As the new school year nears, now is the time to start thinking about how to optimize your annual budget. And, given the fact that fuel costs represent more than two-thirds of the typical school bus fleet’s annual operating expense, improving the fuel economy of your fleet could save you dividends even if you make only a few tweaks this year.

Key Drivers of Fuel Economy

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