Electric Buses in Your Fleet?
Join our pilot program to improve local charging options
We are launching a pilot program to help school districts and school bus operators assess the costs, benefits, and considerations for transitioning to electric school buses.
As the transportation market edges towards electrification, we find it critical to supporting our customers in transitioning to a clean energy future that can improve overall air quality and Green House Gas emissions while reducing operational costs. We are partnering with industry leader Hitachi to develop an Electric Fleet Assessment program that will provide tools for our customers to understand the costs, benefits, and other considerations for transitioning from diesel school buses to zero-emission electric school buses. This Program will study and forecast the economic and operational impacts on these fleets. Additionally, this Program will help identify the changes that may be required to the electric grid in order to enable electrification of school bus fleets.
We are currently seeking school bus fleet operators to participate in a pilot that will provide valuable analysis and assessments to help them make informed decisions regarding school bus electrification. Pilot participants will be provided analysis data of fleet electrification that may include:
- Identification of replacement electric vehicles
- Fuel cost comparison
- Electricity rate analysis
- Implementation cost estimate
- Operations and maintenance cost estimation
- Charging hardware costs
- Greenhouse gas emission analysis
- Incentives and tax credits
Interested fleet managers should download the attached pilot intake form, complete and submit to our Fleet Assessment Support Team lead at Aaron.Smith@avangrid.com. If you would like more information or would like to speak with our Team, email or call 207.844.9202. Be sure to keep a copy of this form for your records.