In the near future, the state government intend to replace 200 diesel school buses to more environmentally friendly transport.
Energy Commission of California (USA) has allocated public schools almost $ 70 million that should be spent on replacing over 200 diesel school buses with new all-electric buses.
The state government expects that the completion of fleet school buses, and the complete elimination of emissions from diesel buses will reduce the risk of respiratory diseases in children and in General will reduce air pollution.
The exact cost of each new electrical bus is unknown, but the Commission estimates that schools will save about $ 120,000 from the government. the fuel and expenditure on the maintenance of one bus for 20 years. If the assessment is correct, then the initially more expensive electric buses will be repaid during the operating period.
In may this year it was reported that last year the fleet of school buses brand eLion in California has added 40 units. This bus has a power reserve of 90 to 150 km on a single charge, depending on configuration. All in all, now in the American state of carriage of students carry out 150 electric buses.