Efficient Drivetrains Releases New EDI PowerDrive 4000ev

MILPITAS, Calif. — Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, today announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, which is ideally suited for Type-A school buses. The Class-4 offering rounds out the company’s all-electric school bus solution portfolio, spanning the full spectrum for Type C, D, and A, in the North American market.

ROUSH CleanTech’s Electric Truck Has School Bus Potential

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — ROUSH CleanTech unveiled a new Class 6 and 7 electrified drive train on a Ford F-650 chassis that could eventually be converted for school buses, giving the company a full portfolio of zero-emissions, low NOx and renewable solutions.

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Blue Bird ZEV Electric School Buses Make Rounds Nationwide

Blue Bird provided an update on its national tour of it’s new zero-emission electric school bus options, which student transporters in six states have test driven, even as new orders come in to the Fort Valley, Georgia-based company.

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NYSBCA Wants School Bus Safety Knowledge Required for Driver’s License Applicants

LATHAM NY — The New York School Bus Contractors Association is calling for the passage of legislation that would mandate the addition of a school bus safety component to the pre-licensing driver education course and written test for all applicants seeking to obtain a New York state driver license. The legislation (SB 5974), sponsored by NY State Senator Elaine Phillips of Nassau County, recently passed in the State Senate. It is part of an ongoing effort to educate drivers about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus.