Adomani (NASDAQ: ADOM), along with Blue Bird Corporation attended events in New York early April to inform and demonstrate the Blue Bird built production model of the All American all-electric Type D School Bus.
Ride & Drive events hosted by Bird Bus Center in Elmsford, New York, along with additional presentations sponsored by Suffolk Transportation Services held at the Suffolk County Transportation Safety Center in Bay Shore, offered attendees a chance to discover the benefits of zero-emissions transportation. John Corrado — President of Suffolk Transportation Services — took time to discuss the agency’s partnership with Islip Schools in the pursuit of sustainable transportation technology that includes the all-electric school bus built by Blue Bird and powered by Adomani.
The electric school bus is the first U.S. built all-electric powered school bus. Attendees for the event included board of education members, school district superintendents, and transportation supervisors. Participants learned about sustainable technology and how available grant funding in New York is helping offset the costs of the electric buses. Sue Schnebel — Superintendent of Islip Schools in New York — praised the all-electric school bus citing that the zero-emissions buses help save educational dollars on the total cost of ownership of the vehicles, while maintaining the environment, and saving taxpayer dollars.
Students are winners too with the adoption of the zero-emissions school buses. According to Fred Koelbel — Director of Facilities & Transportation of Port Jefferson Schools — students begin their educational day when they board the school bus. With the electric school bus, students get the message of sustainability, green energy, and a message about their future. Their active participation in riding the school bus is the first-hand experience of their future.
For information about grant funding opportunities in New York, California, or your state, or for information about the zero-emissions all-electric school bus built by Blue Bird and powered by Adomani, please contact your local Blue Bird bus dealer or Adomani.