A California school district unveils a new fleet of electric buses

The Salinas Elementary School District unveiled its new fleet of electric buses that will primarily serve students with special needs and medical conditions. The district added 10 new buses and electric chargers to its existing fleet. The school district says it will provide students with a healthier experience because it produces no fumes or carbon emissions. Each bus seats 30 students and cost the school district a total of $300,000 to purchase. The addition of these electric vehicles will help the region save more than 100 metric tons of carbon dioxide and more than 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually. “The journey began for me years ago when I realized that my second-grader’s mouth was at the same height as the diesel exhaust pipe on the bus. And if you think about all those kids lined up at a bus stop, this is an upgrade for local health,” said Duncan McIntyre, a spokesman for the company. Highland Electric Fleets, this addition to their electric bus fleet will help achieve their goal of reducing the amount of student absences. According to the National Institute of Health, childhood asthma is the leading cause of student absences. However, children who ride an electric school bus have a lower risk 8% in pediatric asthma hospitalizations, according to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine This new fleet will help serve 15 schools in SCESD, which has the second largest population of students in grades preschool through sixth grade in Monterey County. These buses will be used on two routes each averaging 14,400 miles per school year, and eight other routes each averaging 8,100 miles.

The Salinas Elementary School District unveiled its new fleet of electric buses that will primarily serve students with special needs and medical conditions.

The district has added 10 new electric buses and chargers to its existing fleet. The school district says it will provide students with a healthier experience because it produces no fumes or carbon emissions.

Each bus seats 30 students and the district’s purchase cost is $300,000.

The addition of these electric vehicles will help the region save more than 100 metric tons of carbon dioxide and more than 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel annually.

“The journey began for me years ago when I realized that my second-grader’s mouth was at the same height as the diesel exhaust pipe on the bus. And if you think about all those kids lined up at a bus stop, this is an upgrade for local health,” said Duncan McIntyre, a spokesman for the company. Highland Electric Fleets:

The school district also said adding the electric bus fleet will help achieve their goal of reducing the amount of student absences. According to the National Institutes of Health, childhood asthma is the leading cause of student absenteeism.

However, children who ride an electric school bus have an 8% lower risk of being hospitalized for pediatric asthma, according to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

This new fleet will help serve 15 schools in SCESD, which has the second largest population of students in grades preschool through sixth grade in Monterey County.

These buses will be used on two routes each averaging 14,400 miles per school year, and eight other routes each averaging 8,100 miles.

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