Partner Updates

Torque — And Why It Matters For School Buses

When specifying engines for your buses, you will notice that the engine rating has two numbers: horsepower (200, 220, 240, 260 etc.) and torque (520, 540, 600, 660 etc.). While these are related to one another, various applications have different needs in terms of the power or torque that are required. Let’s take a deep dive into torque and why it matters for school buses.

Highlighting the IC Electric Bus chargE Tour

As the IC Electric School Bus chargE continues its tour throughout North America, school bus industry stakeholders and groups that are focused on clean technologies and innovations continue to study the concept electric bus firsthand.

Pilot Programs Change Requirements & Save Lives

Sadly, the dangers around school buses remain a newsworthy issue still today. According to NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Facts on School—Transportation-Related Crashes, “Between 2006 and 2015, there have been 1,313 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes—an average of 131 fatalities per year.”

Powertrain Partnerships

For buses, powertrain performance is where the rubber truly hits the road. For real performance, a bus needs a great engine and a transmission to match. A powertrain that’s dependable can mean the difference between smooth sailing and a bumpy ride for school districts.