Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Kicks-Off in Bellflower, California with Standing Room Only

Blue Bird’s Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Event kicked off today in Bellflower, California to a packed crowd of transportation directors, bus mechanics, OEM vendors, SCAQMD staff, and representatives from US Senator Kamala Harris’ office, as well as Congresswoman Lucille Roybal – Allard’s (CA-40) and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez’s (CA-38) office. On hand to present and discuss the all-new Blue Bird All American electric school bus were professionals from Blue Bird, Inc., Adomani — the power and drivetrain behind the all-new electric school bus built by Blue Bird — and representatives from A-Z Bus Sales — California and Hawaii’s Blue Bird School Bus Dealer.

Due to the huge interest and events popularity, A-Z Bus Sales added a new location to their two-week tour of the electric Type D school bus. School transportation professionals are able to attend the event this Wednesday, January 10 in San Diego at San Diego Unified School District from 10 AM to 1 PM. For more information and other event locations, visit the Ride and Drive page.

A-Z Bus Sales staff along with Blue Bird and Adomani will discuss the operations and features of the all-new electric school bus along with HVIP funding options. Participants are also encouraged to board the electric bus for a ride and drive around the neighborhood to gain first-hand experience of the electric Blue Bird school bus. Light lunch and refreshments will be served. Arrive early to get a seat for the presentation. Today’s event was packed with attendees leaving standing room only.

 

 

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Specifications
Base Chassis
Ford Transit 350HD Passenger Van
GVWR
10,360 lbs
Minimum Wheelbase
148 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
Level 2 (6.6 kW) and Level 3 (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS Combo
Efficiency
61 MPGe / EPA City and 66 MPGe / EPA Highway
All Electric Range*
60 miles     |     120 miles
Battery Capacity
43 kWh     |     86 kWh
Charge Time
5.5 hours (Level 2)     |       11.25 hours (Level 2)

1 hour (Level 3)           |       1.5 hours (Level 3)
Payload and Passenger Capacity**
15 passengers including driver
Maximum Speed
65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power
215 HP (160 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)
733 lb-ft (994 Nm)
Warranty
• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty

• EV Conversion: Lightning Systems standard warranty

(Powertrain and battery 5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics
• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior
Specifications
Base Chassis
Ford E-450 Shuttle, Cutaway, Stripped Chassis
GVWR
14,500 lbs
Minimum Wheelbase
176 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
Level 2 (6.6 kW) and Level 3 (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS-1 Combo
Efficiency
61 MPGe / EPA City and 66 MPGe / EPA Highway
All Electric Range*
80 miles     |     120 miles
Battery Capacity
86 kWh     |     129 kWh
Charge Time
(Level 2)

11.25 hours     |       16.75 hours

(DC Fast Charge)

1.5 hour          |        2.25 hours
Payload and Passenger Capacity**
7,980 lbs     |       7,200 lbs

(Weight of body is part of total payload)
Maximum Speed
65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power
241 HP (180 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)
790 lb-ft (1071 Nm)
Warranty
• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty

• EV Conversion: Lightning Systems standard warranty

(Powertrain and battery 5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics
• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior
Specifications
Base Chassis
Ford F-550 (regular cab)
GVWR
17,500 - 19,500 lbs
Minimum Wheelbase
217 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
Level 2 (6.6 kW, 13.2 kW optional)

DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW)

Connector J1772 CCS-1 Combo
All Electric Range*
100 miles
Battery Capacity
122 kWh
Charge Time
(Level 2 at 6.6 kW)

15.5 hours

(DC Fast Charge at up to 80 kW)

2 hours
Maximum Speed
65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power
241 HP (180 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)
811 lb-ft (1100 Nm)
Warranty
• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty

• EV Conversion: Lightning Systems standard warranty

(Powertrain and battery 5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics
• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior

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