Electric School Buses
Providing a Turnkey Solution for the Electrification Process
First Student simplifies your school bus fleet electrification
The electrification of school buses is a main topic of conversation with government leaders, school districts, parents, and children. School district leaders are looking to do their part to lessen their carbon footprint and join the fight against climate change. In addition to environmental benefits, electrification of school bus fleets also brings lower costs, less maintenance, and a better experience for students.
First Student is the industry leader in home-to-school transportation and to further our commitment to electric school buses, and provide value to our district partners through industry expertise and close partnerships with leaders in renewable energy generation. We create turnkey solutions for school districts interested in adding electric buses to their fleet. Together, we collaborate with you through the complex electrification process to:
- Determine Feasibility
- Perform Geographic Analyses
- Identify Funding Options & Manage the Grant Application Process
- Determine the Best Vehicle & Minimize Total Cost of Ownership
- Leverage Size to Drive Down Upfront Cost
- Optimize Fleet & Routing to Maximize the Benefit of Electric School Buses
- Build Out, Certify & Manage Necessary Infrastructure Requirements
- Establish & Monitor Charging Schedule Based on Local Factors
- Manage V2G Buying and Selling of Electricity
See how we address the complexities of electrification through an organized roadmap. Click here to view the full video.
We have reduced our PM2.5, or small particulate matter, emissions by 82% over the past three years
We have reduced our CO₂ emissions by 63% over the past three years
Qualified and highly engaged technicians who hold over 3,200 ASE certifications
We have reduced our nitrogen oxide emissions by 73% over the past three years
Simple and Affordable School Bus Electrification
First Student will work with your school district through the complexities and price barriers to electrify your fleet. As the largest school bus transportation provider, we leverage our size and scale to drive down the price of electrification. We can help drive costs down further by securing funding, driving efficiency, and generating revenue through grid services like V2G.
Benefits of Adding Electric School Buses to your Fleet
First Student has simplifed the electrification process because fleet electrification is in all of our best interests, but specifically, adding electric school buses will benefit your:
Are Electric School Buses Right for Your District?
First Student brings extensive expertise and invaluable relationships with bus manufacturers and energy partners. Owning 43,000 vehicles puts First Student in the market-leading position to supply EV transportation and services for school districts ready to explore higher efficiency, greener electric school buses. First Student has run pilots in multiple locations across North America and can help you understand how local factors can total cost of ownership.Learn more
Committed to the Environment
At First Student, we’re committed to developing and implementing innovative environmental practices and programs for all of the communities we serve. From reducing gas emissions with the use of electric school buses to supporting research into alternative fuel use, we’re determined to leave behind a healthier planet for every student.Tell Me More