Blue Bird Announces Business for Electric School Bus Charging Infrastructure

School Bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation has launched its Blue Bird Energy Services business to offer charging infrastructure for electric school bus fleets.

Blue Bird has deployed more than 650 electric-powered, zero-emission school buses, which can carry a maximum of 84 passengers for up to 120 miles on a single charge.

Through its Blue Bird Energy Services business, the company is now offering a full range of related charging infrastructure products. This includes site engineering, permitting, construction, customisable hardware and software, warranties and maintenance.

Electric School Bus Charging Infrastructure
Blue Bird Energy Services offers electric school bus charging options ranging from AC Level 2 to DC fast-chargers
Britton Smith, Senior Vice President of Electrification and Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Bird Corporation said:

“Blue Bird's electric school buses play a critical role in zero-emission student transportation across the United States. In fact, it takes an entire ecosystem of products and services to enable electric school bus transportation. We continue to build out our capabilities to ensure the safe and reliable deployment of electric buses putting student and community health first for present and future generations. The launch of Blue Bird Energy Services is another vital building block of sustainable transportation solutions.”

Blue Bird Energy Services offers charging options ranging from AC Level 2 charging rated at 19.2kW to DC fast-chargers rated at 30, 60 and 120kW. The chargers feature single or dual ports to connect and charge up to two electric-powered vehicles.

Blue Bird says it also helps its customers assess electric vehicle and charging infrastructure needs, identify funding sources, understand and optimise fleet performance and safely operate and maintain vehicles through driver and technician training.

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