Diesel school buses aren’t what they used to be 10 to 15 years ago. They’re better. Today’s clean-diesel is the best long-term solution for most districts, delivering proven reliability, decreased maintenance, cost savings and the lowest carbon footprint over the operational lifetime of a bus.
The majority of school districts across the United States and Canada still prefer diesel as the fuel of choice for their fleet. And for good reason.
Alternative fuels are not always cleaner than diesel. In fact, modern diesel school buses are just as clean—if not cleaner than—other fuel types, based on EPA regulated emissions standards.
With a low acquisition cost and high efficiency, engine durability and resale value, diesel helps school bus budgets go further.
*Or 12 months or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first.
**Based on usage, mileage, terrain or other factors.
Built from a clean-sheet design, the new Detroit DD5 and DD8 engines were purpose-built for stop-and-go operations and specifically designed for the medium-duty market. Bottom line: these innovative engines are perfect for school buses because of their duty cycle, serviceability and performance.
Contact your local dealer to explore the pros and cons of each fuel type for your fleet.