New England Electric Bus Initiative

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Powering a Cleaner Future for New England with Electric Buses

The New England Electric Bus Initiative (NEEBI) is leading the charge in electrifying school and commercial buses throughout the region.

NEEBI is a collaborative effort between DeVivo Bus Sales, a leading electric bus manufacturer, and various school districts and municipalities across New England. The initiative was launched in 2020 with the deployment of the first electric school bus in Connecticut, since then, NEEBI has made significant progress in transitioning the region’s bus fleet to electric vehicles.

NEEBI’s Successes:

  • Over 160 electric buses in some stage of procurement, including 20 already in operation
  • Positive feedback from drivers, students, and passengers on the electric buses’ performance, reliability, and ride quality
  • Valuable real-world testing data that is being used to improve after-sales support and maintenance protocols

Phase 1 EPA Grant

From this funding, there are currently 30 electric buses in operation and 44 more are on order.

Middletown Public Schools, New York (STA) – Receiving 3 electric buses
Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) – Receiving 13 electric buses

Phase 2 EPA Grant

This substantial funding allows us to introduce 85 state-of-the-art electric buses across 5 school districts in Connecticut and Massachusetts, collaborating with the following districts:

Hartford Public Schools (Autumn Transportation) – Receiving 25 electric buses
Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) – Receiving 25 electric buses
Worcester Public Schools – Receiving 15 electric buses
Fall River Public Schools (Whaling City Transit) – Received 10 electric buses
New Bedford Public Schools (Whaling City Transit) – Receiving 10 electric buses

A Commitment to the Future

This initiative is more than an upgrade; it’s a commitment to our children’s future and the health of our planet. Together, let’s drive towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow, one school bus at a time!