TransPower’s ElecTruck™ components provide a clean and safe propulsion alternative for a wide range of school bus applications.

TransPower converted its first school bus, a 40-foot Thomas Built Type D “Transit Style,” in 2013 which was approved for student transportation use by the California Highway Patrol in early 2014. This bus was used successfully to transport high school students in the San Diego area during the spring of 2014.

Since then, TransPower has built six more Type C busses with more in the production queue.  These buses utilized the ElecTruck™ 5-speed AMT which tackles difficult steep off curb launches while retaining the ability to cruise at highway speeds in excess of 70 MPH.  A Class 8 heavy duty Type D transit school bus with the ElecTruck™ powertrain can achieve over 100 miles of highway range and more in typical stop and go driving.

With demonstrated Class 6 – 8 zero emission school bus conversions, TransPower continues to work with North American school bus manufacturers for the next generation of factory built all-electric school buses with ranges estimate at over 150 miles with charge times as little as one hour. Continuing to exhibit vehicle 2-Grid technology, school buses help support the overall school district site energy and power load while furthering the operational cost and savings to the district beyond fuel and maintenance cost reduction.

Follow this link to download the report on TransPower’s electric school bus project.