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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

With any school bus purchase, charging/fueling infrastructure is a major consideration. And when it comes to electric school buses, the ins and outs of charging can feel overwhelming. To be frank, charging infrastructure for electric school buses can be expensive and can sometimes be complicated to engineer within an existing bus yard, but with the right partners the feat is not impossible and…

It’s a new and exciting day in the school bus industry. With electric vehicle technology advancing at a rapid pace, the feasibility for electric school buses is becoming a reality for many districts across the nation, not just those in California and New York. But after you decide that you want to convert to electric, how do you get started? To be honest, it can seem overwhelming, but it is…

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