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Nation's first all-electric school bus begins route

Posted by Industry News on Mar 3, 2014

The nation’s first all-electric school bus hit the road in the Kings Canyon Unified School District in Foster City, California in early February. Kings Canyon became the first school district in the nation to use an all-electric school bus and there is another unit on order. The pilot for the buses was funded with $400,000 from the California Air Resources Board AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Electric School Bus Demonstration Project.

“We are absolutely thrilled to see the Kings Canyon all-electric school bus on its route, transporting students, without exposing them to diesel exhaust. I hope that by the time my daughter is ready to go to school, she will be able to ride clean, zero-emission school buses like this one.” said Jim Castelaz, founder and CEO of Motiv. Read more here.