Incentives for zero- and low-emission school buses were frequently mentioned during the seemingly endless debates over the infrastructure bill that was finally signed into law a month ago. And indeed, many district officials and industry leaders feel the law and surrounding discussion showed political will is heading in the same direction as market forces in driving cleaner school buses.
The adoption of propane-powered school buses continues to accelerate across North America. There’s been a 960% growth in the number of propane school buses on U.S. roads in the last decade alone. This should only continue to increase with the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the new $1.2 trillion law to improve America’s infrastructure.
A new $1.2 trillion law to improve America’s infrastructure creates an unprecedented opportunity for propane and other low-emission fuels to power on-road and off-road fleets that have historically operated on diesel and gasoline, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
Medium-duty electric trucks aren’t just a concept sketch anymore. They are very real, and vocational fleet managers need to start brushing up on the best and most practical ways to incorporate them into their operation. Adam Wilkum, director of e-Mobility for Roush CleanTech, spoke to Work Truck about how medium-duty EVs are changing the game and what fleets can do to ensure they get the best return on investment.