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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…

Thomas Built Buses has received full California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) certifications for its Type C electric bus, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley powered by Proterra® electric vehicle technology. This certification officially qualifies Jouley for state vouchers.

“With these certifications, we are one…

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