Customers Prep for Latest Blue Bird Vision Powered by CNG

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Customers seeking an alternative to a CNG, Type-D school bus drove the development of Blue Bird’s new Type C CNG Vision that is expected to be available in late 2016, a company representative told STN.

A slight dip industry-wide in recent Type D production, prior to this year’s reported spike, had no impact on the decision to offer a Type-C CNG option, said Trey Jenkins, Blue Bird’s vice president of alternative fuels. But overall cost was a definite factor.

“Customer demand was the primary driver for this product offering,” he said. “Customers are looking for a CNG product with a lower acquisition cost, and, in some cases, customers prefer a Type C product over a transit bus.”

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