Blue Bird and Nuvve Deliver 8 V2G-Enabled Electric School Buses in San Diego County

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.

V2G School Buses
The parties have completed commissioning and interconnection activities with the local electrical infrastructure provided by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

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.

Albert Burleigh, Executive Director of EV Business Development for Blue Bird Corporation said:

“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.

Rena Seifts, Assistant Superintendent of Ramona Unified School District said:

“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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