Three Barriers to Electrification
(And How to Overcome Them)

Many transportation directors have concerns about going from diesel to electric. While switching to an electric vehicle fleet requires thoughtful planning and expert guidance, you don’t have to do it alone. Listen to The Diesel to Electric Transition: IC Bus® Helps Fleets Prepare episode of the EV Fleet Roadmap podcast for a great overview of how IC Bus can help your school make the transition.

Here’s a quick look at three of the most common fears about electric vehicle adoption:

“The current push for electric could go away. Who knows what could happen tomorrow?”

We are confident that electric vehicles are not going away:

  • Electric vehicles are the future of mobility.
  • With defined routes and a central depot, school buses are a perfect fit to transition to electric.
  • Sustainability policies, environmental regulation and zero emission commitments are in effect right now.
  • Starting your transition today puts you ahead of the learning curve, providing you with experience as the landscape evolves even further.
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Bus driver charging electric school bus Bus driver charging electric school bus

“The infrastructure is too expensive and complicated to install. Charging options aren’t available for our fleets to use yet.”

IC Bus is a leader in helping schools make the electric vehicle transition. Our Zero Emission consulting services can assist you at every step of the way:

  • IC Bus funding specialists provide free assistance identifying grant opportunities and crafting proposals.
  • Our three-step process helps ensure a successful deployment:

    • Consulting – We uncover your needs and build an end-to-end electrification roadmap.
    • Charging and Infrastructure – We perform detailed utility assessments to build out your charging infrastructure.
    • Customer Onboarding – We do workforce development to help your staff get your electric fleet on the road.

  • IC Bus has partnerships with experts across every part of the process to identify and solve common roadblocks like power availability.
  • Electric school buses have great range today. The Electric CE Series offers two battery sizes, including an option with a best-in-class range of 200+ miles.
  • Many IC Bus dealers have charging infrastructure installed in-house to support customers.

“I just don’t know how to get started or if we can even afford to make the switch.”

While electrification can feel overwhelming, keep these things in mind:

  • You don’t have to switch your whole fleet – start with just 2 or 3 buses to see the immediate benefits of electric.
  • IC Bus has extensive experience helping school districts just like yours build zero emission electric bus fleets from the ground up.
  • And remember, IC Bus has funding specialists who can help you find grant opportunities and craft proposals.
School bus driver in driver's seat School bus driver in driver's seat

IC Bus Can Help You Make the Switch

Zero emission buses have so much to offer school districts. From improved school bus fuel economy and cleaner air at bus stops to a quieter, more responsive experience for drivers, adding electric buses will have an immediate positive impact on your fleet and community. The EV Fleet Roadmap podcast gives you an overview of the incredible range of knowledge and support IC Bus can provide to help you get started. Listen to it on the IC Bus blog or subscribe via your favorite podcast app. To start a conversation and learn how IC Bus can help bring these advantages to your district, contact a trusted advisor today.

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