Being a Partner First.
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.
“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 and charging infrastructure opportunities.
….As EV technology continues to grow and emerge, Landherr says dealers will need to make sure their training and other resources are up-to-date to ensure successful electric bus operation in the long term.
Read more in School Bus Fleet’s latest post.