E-bus joins school bus fleet in School District 67

First school e-bus arrives

School District 67 has added its first ever electronic school bus to its fleet, part of a longer-term plan to transition completely away from diesel-powered vehicles.

"The bus will be at our Summerland Yard. We are working with Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement to finalize the permit as a school bus, and have a charging station built,” said Doug Gorcak, Director of Facilities for School District No. 67.

"We anticipate it will be on the road doing a Summerland school route beginning next week.

The bus cost $363,216, but the school district only needed to pay $31,366 due to the Ministry of Education and Clean Energy B.C. kicking in some funding.

At full charge, the bus can cover approximately 220 kilometres and regenerates power while driving.

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