Blue Bird’s first electric-powered school buses are on their way to customers in Ontario and California.
All of the customers who obtained the buses were able to do so through the help of financial grants, which helped pay for all or part of the cost of the buses, as well as some infrastructure costs.
Jack Matrosov of Wheelchair Accessible Transit, based in Toronto, was able to add one Micro Bird G5 electric school bus to his fleet through the use of the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program (EHVIP), offered by Ontario’s government.
Blue Bird is also delivering seven Type D All American rear-engine electric school buses in California. The larger, 72-passenger buses have a similar design to that of many Blue Bird Type D compressed natural gas (CNG) buses that districts operate in the state today.