Electric power train technology has progressed to the level where we can finally have zero emission school buses in areas where we need it most.
In August, funded in part by a grant through the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, two electric buses were delivered to the Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) in San Bernardino County, California.
These electric buses deliver best-in-class performance in safety, driving experience, and range by using a versatile and modular all-electric powertrain. These zero-emission school buses have flexible seating, support wheelchair access, and can be configured to accommodate up to 8 wheelchairs for routes with special needs children. Built on Ford’s F59 chassis, the buses provide a maximum capacity of 48 passengers and a range of up to 85 miles on a single charge.
Electric school buses not only benefit the environment but they also protect our children from harmful fossil fuel emission. In addition, the increased adoption of electric school buses has created more employment opportunities in California.
Discover the Starcraft Quest XL school bus fleet, the newest addition in safe, reliable, and environmentally-friendly student transportation available at Creative Bus Sales.
Key Features and Benefits of Our School Buses
For many years, parents have been relying on big yellow buses to get their children to and from school safely. Learn about the benefits of the new line of Starcraft Quest XL however, offers some distinct key features:
Convenient Size – Mid-size conventional school buses are back. Other manufacturers may have overlooked the production of these school buses; however, we are proud to provide the most comprehensive range of school bus sizes.
Fuel Conservation – While most school bus manufacturers provide only CNG or diesel fuel options, the Quest XL is recognized for its fuel availability. For instance, electric school buses can provide significant savings of up to $11,000 in fuel per year and are ideal for short routes. If you plan on traveling long distances, we also provide school buses that feature alternative fuel options such as gasoline, diesel, and CNG.
Safety – School buses are responsible for transporting 25 million children to and from school every day. That is why we work hard to make sure our school buses are fully equipped with the best safety features, including seatbelts, a back-up camera, safety latches, and more. Furthermore, our buses also come with wheelchair ramp and seating options to benefit everyone in the community.
Warranty – Avoid switching manufacturers and stick with one warranty when it comes to your school buses. The Quest XL provides a 3-year, 36,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a 5-year, 60,000-mile roadside assistance and Powertrain warranty. Your bus is also covered if the interior experiences wear and tear over time.
Learn more about Electric School Buses at Creative Bus Sales
Creative Bus Sales represents over 20 top manufacturers in multiple locations across the country. For over 37 years, listening to customer needs and delivering vehicles within their budget has led the company to become the nation’s largest dealership. As the largest distributorship in the nation, Creative Bus Sales’ strong relationships with manufacturers allow the company to provide fast delivery and great pricing to serve the transit and retail markets with a wide variety of vehicles ranging from custom built buses to alternative fuel options. The company has a dedicated nationwide network of Parts, Service, Warranty, and Customer Service Departments as well as an in-house financing program which allows flexible structures that meet customer requirements.
Visit Creative Bus Sales, your one-stop California school bus dealership. Give us a call at 888-633-8380 to speak with a representative today. You may also request more information using our online form.