Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has ordered a Synapse Type-D all-electric school bus from GreenPower Motor Co. Inc.
The district, which has a total enrollment of nearly 7,000 students in 11 schools and operates a fleet of over 30 school buses across California’s central coast, is funding the acquisition, in part, by taking advantage of a $220,000 HVIP voucher from the California Air Resources Board. The remainder of the purchase price will be covered by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s school bus grant program.
“Our purpose-built zero emissions Synapse school bus has generated a lot of excitement during our recent demonstrations,” says Ryne Shetterly, vice president of sales and marketing. “This all-electric school bus provides a safe, reliable and emission-free option for schools looking to help improve air quality for their communities while reducing operational cost at the same time.”
GreenPower says it is working in conjunction with Creative Bus Sales with several dozen other districts across California, adding that the Synapse Type-D bus is the industry’s first purpose-built, zero-emissions school bus to become commercially available. It is available as a fully ADA-accessible school bus or with a seating layout of up to 90 passengers.