Electric makes cents.

When purchasing a bus, one should consider the total cost it will take to maintain and fuel the vehicle throughout its lifetime. Blue Bird's Vision and All American RE Electric buses cut cost on fuel and have less moving parts, reducing maintenance costs.

  • No Engine Oil Changes
  • No Engine Air Filter Change
  • No Smog Check/Testing
  • No Spark or Glow Plug, or Coil Replacements
  • No Transmission Maintenance
  • Brake Pad Change Intervals are Longer
  • Fewer Coolant Changes Needed

Along with reduced maintenance and fuel costs, many government subsidies and grants are available for school districts that are willing to buy electric - talk to your local dealer about grant options, as it varies by location.


Financial assistance from grants and your local power company can help you add electric buses to your fleet; not to mention, the long-term maintenance cost savings will give you a great return on your total cost of ownership.


Our electric buses are exceptionally quiet, giving drivers the ability to better hear passenger compartment noises, and concentrate on the road ahead.


Blue Bird’s Electric school buses produce zero emissions, ensuring an even healthier environment for our children and our planet.


Our electric buses are no execption to Blue Bird's standard safety features and testing, conforming to all tests performed on our other bus offerings.


V2G creates opportunities for energy companies to "buy back" stored energy that the buses are holding after a charge as well as charge at off peak times when power is less expensive.

Electric bus operation basics

Infrastructure additions are part of the integration process when bringing an electric bus into your fleet. The good news is that infrastructure can help you better manage your energy needs overall! Your dealer can help you navigate what companies can support your needs, and find potential financial assistance and grants that may be available.

Blue Bird's electric buses can get up to 120 miles in a single charge, depending on terrain and driving habits.

With a typical Level 2 (AC) charger, Blue Bird Electric buses can charge in approximately 8 hours. With the new fast charging option, which utilizes CCS1 plug, our buses can charge in approximately 3 hours!

Blue Bird is proud to earn a Sourcewell contract for school buses. Sourcewell is a government agency that makes the buying process easier and more affordable by combining the purchasing power of many agencies into a single cooperative group. Contracts are competitively solicited to satisfy the public bidding process for its education, government, and nonprofit participating agencies. Learn more about the Blue Bird contract and how utilizing the power of Sourcewell will make purchasing simple and more affordable by clicking here.

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