04 Oct 2021
North America’s Largest EV School Bus Fleet Selects Stertil-Koni
Each day, approximately 48,000 yellow school buses transport more than 25 million students to and from school in the USA and in the process consume a reported 2.3 billion gallons of fuel per year.
The good news is that school districts such as Twin Rivers recognise that zero-emission, all-electric buses present a real game-changer in pupil transportation. They run cleaner, improve public health, eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, and get this, can deliver savings of more than $10,000 per vehicle each year in reduced fuel and maintenance costs.
At Twin Rivers Unified School District (USD), currently home to the largest fleet of electric vehicle (EV) school buses in North America, the organisation operates 40 EV buses as part of a combined fleet of 125 vehicles. At the same time, Twin Rivers USD faces a unique challenge – how best to maintain a diverse fleet of combustion engine and electric power vehicles – each class with critical, yet different service and preventative maintenance (PM) requirements.
The contrasts are numerous:
“Keeping the high voltage systems safe is vital. These vehicles require complete undercarriage access for inspection and repair of battery packs, wiring, and thermal management systems.”
Rising to the challenge for Twin Rivers is heavy duty vehicle lift leader and industry innovator Stertil-Koni, which has a particular expertise in electrical vehicle lifting. At Twin Rivers, the powerful Stertil-Koni SKYLIFT – a superior heavy duty platform lift that uniquely provide a “clear floor” concept – has been called into action.
This article was originally published by Stertil-Koni.
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