May 12, 2017 12:54 PM -
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – These buses may look yellow but they’re really green.
“This is much different,” said bus driver Eric Coleman. “The sound is unbelievable. It’s like you’re riding with no motor in there, that’s how it feels.”
Because there is no motor – they’re electric. These 29 battery-electric school buses will be spread out over the Sacramento City, Elk Grove and the Twin Rivers school districts.
May 12, 2017 - Three school districts in the Sacramento capital region receive a total of 29 zero-emissions electric school buses for a pilot program funded by a $7.5 million grant and additional state cap-and-trade funds.
California had to first clear a legal hurdle with its one-of-a-kind, cap-and-trade fund. An appeals court ruled last month that the program requiring companies to purchase permits for emitting certain levels of greenhouse gases does not constitute an unconstitutional tax and could proceed. It's the largest single deployment of electric school buses nationwide. Canada currently is operating about 60 electric school buses in Quebec.
SACRAMENTO May 12, 2017-- State-of-the-art school buses were on display Friday morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy in Sacramento, as part of the country's largest rollout of a fleet of electric school buses yet.
The totally electric and emission-free buses can get anywhere from 70 to 100 miles on a single charge.
Thanks to funds from California's Cap and Trade program, more than two dozen of the buses will be delivered to the Twin Rivers, Elk Grove and Sacramento school districts.
STOCKTON, Calif. - -(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Priority GreenFleet, a national leader in clean transportation solutions, is partnering with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) to deploy 29 electric school buses and charging infrastructure throughout Sacramento County, including Twin Rivers, Elk Grove and Sacramento City Unified School Districts. Funded in-part by a grant from the California Air Resources Board through California Climate Investments, the project will provide the largest ever US deployment of zero-emission school buses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate mobile criteria pollutants, and provide sustainable transportation for school children in California’s capitol.
Industry leaders team up to produce alternative fuel commercial vehicles
Milpitas and Stockton Calif. – September 8, 2016 – Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions and First Priority GreenFleet, Ltd(First Priority GreenFleet), a division of First Priority Global, Ltd (FPG), formally announced today a collaboration agreement between the two companies. The partnership will provide public and private commercial fleet operators access to a best-in-class suite of clean transportation solutions supported by the leading manufacturing and service-focused organization.
Exploring electric school & shuttle buses
First Priority GreenFleet, a company that provides a range of services to fleet operators, has acquired the assets of Electric Vehicles International (EVI).
CleanTechnica attended the ACT Expo in Long Beach and one of the big discoveries for us was the eLion — the electric school bus from Lion Bus. I sat down with Lion President Marc Bédard and John Clements — the “Electric Bus Evangelist” — to get the lowdown on the eLion.
Flanders, New Jersey (March 9, 2016) — First Priority GreenFleet Ltd.(“GreenFleet”), a total solutions provider to sustainable fleets, has acquired the assets of Electric Vehicle International, LLC (“EVI”) of Stockton California.
“Under the GreenFleet banner, we intend to offer our customers a full range of zero and low-emission options that will allow them to select the products that best fit their needs,’ said Alex N. Cherepakhov, Chief Executive Officer of First Priority GreenFleet. “To enhance our Electric Vehicle offerings, we set our sights on acquiring an industry leader. EVI’s 20 years of pioneering efforts have resulted in significant deliveries to world class customers, an achievement that will provide us with advanced technologies with over 4 million road miles.
New Jersey-based First Priority GreenFleet has acquired the assets of Electric Vehicles International in Stockton, Calif. – adding to a growing product line of alternative fuel vehicles. First Priority GreenFleet, “a total solutions provider to sustainable fleets,” is a unit of the specialty vehicle supplier First Priority Global.
First Priority GreenFleet recently participated in the 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation “ACT” Expo.
First Priority is proud to join the Summit as Welcome Reception Sponsor, and is excited to bring the nations first OEM Type A and Type C Class electric and CNG school buses. Come to the reception to view the innovative product lines of Lion and Trans Tech bus companies.
First Priority Bus Sales and Trans Tech Sign Exclusive California and Nevada Dealership Agreement
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