Micro Bird G5 School Bus

With their precious cargo, school bus companies take every precaution to ensure the safety of the children they transport on a daily basis. The Blue Bird Micro Bird G5 is a Type A multi-function school activity and commercial bus fueled by non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and non-corrosive propane autogas.

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Why Propane Autogas
Technical Specs
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Our Exclusive Partnership with Blue Bird

ROUSH CleanTech has partnered exclusively with Blue Bird since 2012 to bring customers the best-selling propane autogas school bus on the market. The Blue Bird Micro Bird G5 is a Type A multi-function school activity and commercial bus fueled by nontoxic, non-carcinogenic and non-corrosive propane autogas.

Micro Bird Inc. is a joint venture company owned by Blue Bird Corporation and the Girardin Family. With over 130 years of combined experience in the bus industry, Blue Bird and Girardin are known for their quality, innovations, and many industry firsts. Type A Micro Birds, which can carry up to 30 passengers, are intended for the school, childcare, Head Start, churches, tour, and shuttle markets. Micro Bird Inc is committed to offering the highest level of quality in its products, customer service and sales support.


Why Propane Autogas?

Propane autogas vehicles offer:

  • Lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Substantial fuel and maintenance savings.
  • Quick return on investment.
  • Emissions-reducing technology.
  • Exceptional cold-weather startups.
  • Reduced noise pollution.
  • Abundant, domestically produced energy.
  • Funding and tax credit opportunities.
  • An advanced, clean transportation solution.

Technical Specs

Chassis 7.3L Version GVWR Propane 0.05 NOx
E-350 Premium 10,050 check N/A
E-350 Economy 10,050 check N/A
E-450 Economy 14,000 check N/A
E-450 Premium 14,200 check check
E-450 Premium 14,500 check check
Engines

We engineer our fuel technology solely based on Ford engines. As a Tier 1 supplier and Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), ROUSH CleanTech’s fuel systems retain all quality Ford performance characteristics, such as horsepower, torque and towing. Blue Bird Micro Bird buses equipped with our fuel systems are backed by a 5-year, unlimited mile powertrain warranty.

Ford 6.8L Engine

For almost 30 years, the Ford 6.8L engine has been a reliable, durable product. This engine is:

  • Highly utilized in commercial applications.
  • Available in both 2V and 3V.
  • In more than 1.8 million vehicles on the roads today.
  • Well supported for future decades due to the volume in operation and after-sale service.
Ford 7.3L Engine

The 7.3L engine is compact, durable and easy-to-maintain.  This Gen 5 engine is:

  • Integrated into our propane autogas fuel system seamlessly to give fleet customers the most cost-effective product on the market.
  • Ideally suited for Class 3-7 propane autogas applications.
  • Packaged well with commercial fleet chassis.
  • Serviced with greater ease.

Fuel System

Your school bus fleet success depends on getting where they need to be on time. Our Micro Bird models come with fuel tanks that maximize your mileage and eliminate range anxiety. The fuel capacity for the aft-axle tank for all Micro Bird G5 propane buses is 41 usable gallons.

ROUSH CleanTech’s fuel system seamlessly integrates into the Micro Bird bus, delivering propane autogas to the engine in liquid form and ensuring zero compromise in bus performance. Fuel lines follow the OEM routing, and the fuel tank generally replaces the standard tank location. Plus, ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel tanks are the safest in the industry.

Wheelbases

We offer a variety of wheelbase configurations for our Micro Bird G5 propane buses.

  • 158″
  • 176″
  • 186″
  • 190″

Compliance

Certifications are absolutely crucial to meet both federal mandates and your internal emission directives. All of ROUSH CleanTech’s vehicles are emissions-compliant, meeting (and often exceeding) certifications by:

  • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • California Air Resources Board. [Link to certificates]
  • Environmental Protection Agency. [Link to certificates]

A ROUSH CleanTech first! ROUSH CleanTech was the first company ever to receive CARB’s optional low NOx level certification in class 4-7 vehicles. Standard on both 6.8L and 7.3L, the 0.05 g/bhp-hr propane autogas engine is 75% cleaner than EPA’s most stringent federal standard.

NOx comparison chart

And on the 6.8L engine, we achieved 0.02 g/bhp-hr —the first available propane autogas engine certified to CARB’s optional near-zero NOx level, and 90% cleaner than EPA’s most stringent federal standard.

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Download CARB Certificates

6.8L V10 Engine


 System Overview


Request a Demo

Want to test the bus for yourself? Please contact your local Blue Bird dealer to schedule a demo today.

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The Blue Bird Vision Propane is available exclusively from Blue Bird dealers. To find a dealer near you, please visit Blue Bird’s dealer locator.

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