BLUE BIRD ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES IN PRE-PRODUCTION,
Blue Bird electric buses have completed certification testing; they are now in pre-production. Blue Bird is taking orders for its electric school buses for delivery in 2018. Sh is the only school bus OEM to offer electric Type C & D configurations.
The Blue Bus powertrain was developed in partnership with Adomani and EDI. The buses feature the EDI PowerDrive 7000 EV drivetrain system. The EDI PowerDrive has surpassed more than 2.5 million miles in a commercial fleet setting of city buses deployed in rural and city routes.
With up to 160 kWh lithium-ion battery packs, the buses are expected to deliver 100-120 mile range on a single charge. Blue Bird offers a limited seven-year battery warranty.
A portable, standard charging station can recharge on a single shift or overnight. Telematics and remote monitoring capability available
The buses exceed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards with Colorado Racking and Kentucky Pole Test certification standard on every Blue Bird bus.