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Bus Talk and the electric school buses


Firstly, Bus Talk podcast launches a seven-episode podcast to help school districts and towns gain a better understanding of electric school buses.

Secondly, Bus Talk is entertaining, informative and educational. The series was launched by Highland Electric Fleets. It is a provider of school bus fleet electrification-as-a-service in North America.

Thirdly, it features Sean Leach, Director of Technology and Platform Management at Highland, and Tim Shannon, Director of Facilities Planning & Efficiency at Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento, California.

School bus electrification

Electrification of the school bus fleet in the United States would be significant in terms of carbon reduction in the atmosphere. Morevoer, school transportation is the largest mass transit system in the U.S.– a $28 billion industry.

In addition, with more states following California’s lead and enacting 100% zero-emission transportation mandates, schools face increasing pressure to electrify fleets.

Although the process is expensive and can be complex, ‘Bus Talk” plans to provide basic facts and unravels misconceptions about electrification of a school transportation system.

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The actual nation’s fleet of buses is about a half million, the EPA’s $10 billion Clean School Bus Program (CSBP) and additional incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act are not enough to cover full costs of the conversion.

School buses traditionally have been overlooked, but they can do so much more for your community than just move people around twice a day.

Highland Director of Technology and Platform Management Sean Leach.

Highland Electric Fleets

It provides electrification-as-a-service, which includes managing the planning, bus and charger procurement, infrastructure installation, utility partnerships, electricity, guaranteed performance, and more—all for a fixed annual fee.

Finally, Highland has over 330 electric school buses under subscription.

More information about Highland Electric Fleets, here.

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