Amid an announced partnership between Hino Motors and Volkswagen Truck & Bus to develop hybrid, electric and autonomous technologies, Navistar said its own long-term alliance continues to promise savings of at least $500 million over the first five years.
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, Ga.-based company.
IC Bus continued a national tour of its chargE concept electric school bus with a visit to Sacramento, Calif. students.
Joe Annotti, senior programs manager for Gladstein, Neandross & Associates and a former U.S. EPA executive, identified how the school bus industry stands to benefit from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund, and the best opportunities for student transporters.
There is much debate about the cleanliness of school buses today, particularly surrounding diesel and propane engines. Both are touted as clean burning. Emissions data being thrown around in the industry can make you dizzy sometimes confused. The truth is that, based on EPA-regulated emissions, clean-diesel school buses today are comparable to or cleaner than other fuel types like propane, CNG and gasoline.
The California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas fuel system as complying with the heavy-duty onboard diagnostics (HD-OBD) regulation that has been in play for diesel and gasoline engines.