MotorWeek Features SV Clean Cities' Electric School Bus Project

SVCCC Board and Founder & Manager of the Electronic Transportation

Development Center (ETDC). The bus is a "repowered" 2007 Blue Bird All American 40 ft. school bus that has had its diesel engine and gas tank replaced with two electric motors and batteries. The bus was designed and built by ADOMANI and is currently undergoing testing down at

Gilroy Unified School District. The electric bus has a range of 40 miles, which is more than adequate for most school bus routes, but can be upgraded to increase the range to 100 miles. Also, ETDC has secured $200 million in financing for school districts to pay for the upgrades that can then be paid back with the fuel savings. The goal of the electric school bus project is to reduce the operating cost drastically and eliminate the emissions of future American school buses.

The MotorWeek segment also mentions the 57 Think City electric vehicles that SVCCC and ETDC placed on the Bay Area roads as well as being a gold sponsor of the Guinness Book of World Records for having gathered most electric vehicles (EVs) in one place, namely 507 EVs at De Anza College in Cupertino (beating the previous record of 481 from Stuttgart, Germany.)

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Troy Tournat