GreenPower Motor Co. has received a purchase order and the initial deposit for its Synapse 72 all-electric school bus for the Los Angeles Unified School District (L.A. Unified).
L.A. Unified is the second largest school district in the nation, and its transportation division operates a fleet of approximately 1,300 school buses and transports thousands of students daily. Through several state grant awards, L.A. Unified has been able to replace more than 50% of its diesel engine school buses with a variety alternative fuel vehicles, including compressed natural gas and propane autogas buses. GreenPower says its Synpase 72 vehicle will be among the school district’s first all-electric buses.
“We are thrilled to have secured this purchase with L.A. Unified, the largest school bus operator within the state of California,” says GreenPower President Brendan Riley. “This order represents not just the first electric school bus for the district, but also the start of what we believe will facilitate further electrification of their fleet in the future. We are proud to be working with a leader like L.A. Unified and are incredibly supportive of the school district’s overall initiative to promote sustainability and reduce student exposure to harmful emissions.”