Necedah (Wis.) Schools has experienced significant cost savings after adding five Blue Bird Vision propane school buses to its fleet.On average, propane fuel costs the district approximately $1.12 per gallon, compared to $2 per gallon for diesel fuel, according to Roush CleanTech, the propane systems supplier for Blue Bird. This means Necedah Schools saves nearly $5,000 a year on fuel costs, and further savings are accrued through less frequent and costly oil changes, according to Roush CleanTech.
Two Detroit auto racing legends — Roger Penske and Jack Roush — are teaming up to put electric Ford F-650 delivery vans on the road in California. The first test vehicle was just delivered. Eighteen-time Indy 500 winner Penske and eight-time NASCAR champ Roush are responsible for a pair of UPS/Amazon-style vans that will spend the next few months demonstrating EV technology to businesses in California.
2020 won’t soon be forgotten. The pandemic has caused unparalleled shifts to our economy, how we live, work, shop, vote, learn and stay connected with family, friends and co-workers. I understand the “glass half empty” feeling, but I prefer to have an attitude of gratitude as we still have a lot to be thankful for.
The U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Cities hosted a one-hour webinar focused on school buses fueled by propane autogas. Hear from two transportation directors’ discussing their direct experience with propane buses; a funding expert and energy resource professional referencing various funding options; and industry experts reviewing total ownership costs, fueling, reduced emissions and more.
As the number of vehicles that operate on propane autogas increases, a “new” yet similar fuel that reaches near-zero-emissions is coming into play. That fuel is renewable propane. Many experts predict the entire worldwide demand can be met with renewable propane in 20 years.
It’s been a challenging year for school districts and transportation departments across the country. From the pandemic forcing schools to implement at-home learning with no preparation to the uncertainty of the current school year, it’s been crucial for those working in the school bus industry to use effective communication.