Electric school bus debut
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The first of its kind, an electric school bus made its debut at the state Capitol. Even better, it is made in New York.
The company behind it, Trans Tech Bus of Orange County, says the bus runs on two lithium-ion batteries. The company says electricity saves a lot of money versus diesel fuel normal buses use. It can charge overnight, keeping energy costs even lower and Trans Tech hopes to produce more of them.
“It’s being manufactured, as I stated, in Warwick, New York and currently, no other location in the US or worldwide,” said Dan Daniels, Trans Tech Bus President.
This bus will head to San Joaquin Valley in California, where one out of five children in that area use inhalers because of the poor air quality. The electric buses do not emit pollutants.