The PowerDrive 4000ev drivetrain is suitable for Type-A school buses.
Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), manufacturer of zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has announced the availability of its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, ideally suited for Type-A school buses.
The company argues that the number of vehicles in the national school bus fleet is greater than the number of commercial buses, trains, and air travel services combined, and that traditional school buses expose students and the surrounding community to 15 times more mobile particulates than their cleaner, electrified counterparts.
“The school bus industry continues to make significant progress in providing zero-emissions options to school districts,” said Joerg Ferchau, CEO of EDI. “Paired with available government incentive programs, fleet operators are now able to provide a strong business case for replacing older vehicles, and can demonstrate that in addition to electric buses providing clean air, they are less expensive to fuel and maintain, reducing the overall total cost of ownership.”