by Tiana May
13 Oct 2022
Nuvve, Blue Bird and the Ramona Unified School District in San Diego County, California have unveiled eight electric zero-exhaust-emission school buses equipped with Nuvve’s GIVe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform.
This technology aims to make electric student transportation more accessible and affordable, as the vehicles will be able to generate revenue for the school district by selling stored energy back to the grid during times of high demand or emergencies.
This is Blue Bird’s largest V2G project. It will enable the school district to receive 2 USD per kWh, which equates to a potential saving of up to 7,200 USD per bus each year.
“Introducing Blue Bird zero-emission electric school buses into Ramona means that the school district puts student and community health first. We're happy to see how Ramona is utilising grant funding to transition to clean, next-generation student transportation. With literally millions of dollars in grant funding currently available, it's vital for other districts to look into ways they can electrify their fleets today.”
The buses will be powered by Nuvve’s DC fast chargers and will not produce the harmful tailpipe carbon emissions and particulate matter that is typically emitted by combustion-fuelled buses.
As school buses spend a significant amount of time parked between school runs and term dates, they are an ideal energy supply for V2G applications.
“The introduction of electric school buses helps put Ramona on the map by showing that even small communities are playing important roles in the creation of a safer, cleaner future for our children and the planet,”
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