June Tuesday Tune-Up

Check out this month’s Tuesday Tune-Up. New Jouley electric school bus training video, SESPTC/VAPT conference this weekend, Excelerator parts ordering, and more! 

May Tuesday Tune-Up

Check out this month’s Tuesday Tune-Up. VAPT Conference Returns, Bus Tech Round Table Workshops, Electric School Bus Rebate Funding Program Open, 3G Network Update, and More! 

The Electric School Bus Series: An Electrifying Partnership in Fairfax County, Virginia

In collaboration with partners and communities, WRI’s Electric School Bus Initiative aims to build unstoppable momentum toward an equitable transition of the U.S. school bus fleet to electric by 2030, bringing health, climate and economic benefits to children and families across the country and normalizing electric mobility for an entire generation The Electric School Bus … Continued

Electric school buses prevent more than 600,000 pounds[1] of greenhouse gas emissions in Virginia

Sonny Merryman, Virginia’s exclusive Virginia dealer, and Proterra Inc, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced that the 50 zero-emission Proterra Powered Saf-T-Liner eC2 Jouley™ electric school buses operating in Virginia have already displaced more than 600,000 of pounds of greenhouse gases. Since first being launched in Virginia in 2020, 15 local school … Continued

Top 5 Safety Considerations for Fleets Going Electric

There’s a lot to think about when taking your fleet electric. Things like EV safety standards, electric battery chemistry and testing. For electric school buses, the risk of a thermal incident is often top of mind for customers as well. The Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner® C2 Jouley® is an excellent example of an electric school bus that exceeds safety … Continued

March Tuesday Tune-Up

Check out this month’s Tuesday Tune-Up. Online parts ordering through Excelerator, electric school bus funding, Thomas Built Institute East technician training workshop, and more! 

EPA Releases New Details in Clean School Bus Rebate Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new information on its Clean School Bus Rebate Program. The program, set to kick off in late April, will provide $500 million in rebates for eligible recipients. More funding can be made available if needed. In a webinar today, the EPA revealed the rebates will be awarded via a lottery … Continued

Highland and Thomas Built Buses Team to Reduce Electric Bus Adoption Costs

Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of turnkey electrification services for school bus fleets, and manufacturer Thomas Built Buses are expanding their relationship with a letter of intent (LOI) that’s meant to lower upfront costs and speed adoption of electric buses. The LOI allows Highland to provide electric school bus subscriptions through 2025 at prices that … Continued

February Tuesday Tune-Up Newsletter

Check out this month’s Tuesday Tune-Up. Electric school bus training videos, new Sonny Merryman parts representative, how to perform an air brake test on the Bendix Intellipark system, and more!