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It’s one thing to make a sale as a school bus dealer, but working with a school district or bus company as a dedicated partner in providing clean transportation solutions is key to a successful EV rollout, says John Landherr, CEO of A-Z Bus Sales Inc., a California-based Blue Bird dealer.

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“We’re interested in being a partner for our customers that they can rely on to not only help them access funding, infrastructure, and a new electric bus, but also invest in new technology for the benefit of the kids on board and protect our communities by reducing the toxic carbon footprint,” he says.

Once those common goals are established, he adds, then it becomes easier for both parties to move forward with finding grant [...]

All they wanted for Christmas was an #electric Blue Bird T3RE and WE DELIVERED! So fun to wrap #2020 by delivering Salinas City Elementary School District and Arcata School Districts their first electric school #buses. Congratulations and thank you! Thank you California Energy Commission and North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District for making funding possible.

Congratulations to Mary/Matt/Errol at Fontana USD on their purchase of (8) Blue Bird All American Transit EV Buses and (2) Micro Bird Type A EV Buses! Well done! 🐦🚌🔌

Amazing!! Congratulations Chula Vista Elementary School District on your new #electric #bluebirdbus fleet. We’re happy to help you go green. 🚌🔌⚡️ A-Z Bus Sales delivered 10 Type C Blue Bird Vision Electric Buses!

  • October 13, 2020
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Colton, CA, October 15, 2020 – A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of clean transportation solutions, delivered the first all-electric school buses in California under the VW Mitigation Trust Plan. Columbia Union School District received the buses in early October, the first of many electric school buses under this program to replace older high-polluting diesel buses.

COLTON, CA. – On behalf of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT), the Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) announced the awards of two zero-emissions platforms to A-Z Bus Sales (A-Z Bus). The awards were under MBTA’s recent RFP 19-01 bid. A-Z Bus is excited to receive a contract for both the Diamond Coach VIP cutaway shuttle bus and the Nor Cal Vans Ford Transit van, both powered by Lightning Systems’ all-electric zero-emission drivetrains.

Diamond Coach E-450 powered by Lightning Systems all electric drivetrain.

CalACT is the largest state transit association in the United States, with over 300 members dedicated to promoting professional excellence, stimulating ideas, and advocating for effective community transportation. “A-Z has been a proud member of CalACT for over 26 years and appreciates the support that they [...]

A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of clean transportation solutions, delivered the first Type-D all electric school buses in the state with Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) capabilities. The Blue Bird EV school buses were delivered to Madera Unified School District in August, the first of many Type-D electric buses that can charge with both standard AC or DC fast charge. A-Z Bus Sales delivered the first Type-A electric buses in the state of California with V2G capabilities with partner Micro Bird last year.

COLTON, CALIF. – SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

“A-Z Bus and Blue Bird continue to lead the way with new innovative technologies for pupil transportation and we are excited for Madera Unified and their role as trail blazers in the state of California. This is just another way for school districts to make the adoption of electric technology more affordable and reduce the total cost of ownership,” said John Landherr, CEO and Chairman of A-Z Bus [...]

  • July 14, 2020
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  • Comments Off on A-Z Bus Sales Partners with Diamond Coach & Lightning Systems to Offer All-Electric F-Series and E-Series Shuttle Buses!

Diamond Coach manufactures rust free, impact resistant buses that provide superior resale value.  Offering a smooth, quiet ride, Diamond buses seat 16-28 riders.  These bus solutions are ideal for hotels, transit and parking authorities, healthcare, tour operators, sports clubs, and churches.

A-Z Bus Sales’ recently sold Diamond EV Shuttle Bus!

Diamond’s newest models are going electric! According to Diamond Coach, making the switch to an electric bus can result in an 85% reduction in operating costs. Check out the benefits of going electric:

🛠️ Reduces maintenance costs by 66%
🚌 Eliminates almost all engine maintenance
💸 Local or state grants and incentives available
🌎 Keeps Mother Nature happy

  • June 8, 2020
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  • Comments Off on First Blue Bird All Electric School Buses Delivered by A-Z Bus Sales to a Transportation Contractor in California, Michael’s Transportation Service, Inc.

“For a school bus contractor to make the leap into electric means they’ve done their homework. They’ve analyzed the costs, the routes, and vetted the technology, and we’re proud that Michael’s Transportation chose Blue Bird as their all-electric choice,” said John Landherr, president of A-Z Bus Sales. “As the first contractor in the state to embrace #zeroemission school buses, Michael’s Transportation is leading the way and showing their commitment to be a part of the solution.”

Read more https://stnonline.com/industry-releases/first-blue-bird-all-electric-school-buses-delivered-to-a-transportation-contractor-in-california-michaels-transportation-service-inc/

Blue Bird Electric Type D School Bus

The 100th fully-electric Blue Bird Corporation school bus was delivered to Alisal Union School District in Salinas, California. The Alisal Union School District received the bus from A-Z Bus Sales on March 27th. The new electric bus will replace an aging diesel-powered unit in their fleet. The electric bus produces zero-emissions, helping reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions that affect students and communities.

Learn more:
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100th Blue Bird Electric Bus Delivered by A-Z Bus Sales

MUSD is the first district to have electric-powered school buses en route in the bay area to have #electric school buses!

Thank you Milpitas Unified School District for trusting us to deliver the best of the best from Blue Bird Corporation and Micro Bird inc. in order to help you create a cleaner, safer, more advanced #schoolbus fleet for your schools and community. Watch the video below to learn more.

Video Provided By MUSD A-Z Bus Sales CEO John Landherr

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