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The Future is Electric: Visit Our California School Bus Dealership for the Starcraft Quest XL

Posted by the Marketing Team on 10/30/17 4:36 PM

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.

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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.

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Topics: school bus, electric bus, STARCRAFT QUEST XL, school bus requirements, 2017, Alternative Fuel, Cailfornia, Bus for sale, Quest XL, Creative Bus Sales, bus sales, Green Alternative Fuel, seat belts, School bus dealership, Green team

Why Are Seat Belts Not Required on School Buses for Sale

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/18/17 11:30 AM

Why Are Seat Belts Not Required on School Buses for Sale?

School buses carry the country's most valuable assets, our children. As such, they need to be as safe as possible, so why don't they come standard with seat belts? Of all current methods of transporting students to and from school, buses are by far the safest, even without the seat belts. Here's how:

The Bus Size Places Children Above the Danger

School buses for sale, particularly the larger ones, are heavy and sit rather high up from the road, which help improve passenger safety. First, the extra weight often means they cannot travel as fast as other vehicles. When collisions happen, the weight and slower speed of the bus in question reduces passenger jarring on impact.

Height also plays a large role, allowing the chassis to absorb much of the impact, further reducing potential injuries.

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Topics: seat belts, benefits, school bus, school bus requirements

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