In the US, began the production of electric buses that will help schools earn moneySeptember 27, 2020
Blue Bird, the largest school bus manufacturer in the United States, has signed an agreement with Nuuve to produce electric buses equipped with a special V2G system that allows energy to be drained from the battery in the grid. Such buses will not only be safe for the health of children, but will be able to reduce the load on power plants during peak hours.
There are about 480,000 school buses in the United States — far more than city or intercity buses or planes. If all of them were electric and could be connected to the grid through V2G (vehicle to grid) technology, they would become the foundation of a system of virtual power plants, says Clean Technica.
Nuuve Corp. from San Diego has partnered with Blue Bird, the largest US school bus supplier. Together they plan to equip electric buses across America with V2G equipment. Blue Bird has already produced over a hundred electric school buses. Today, the Vision Type C and All American Type D models are produced with a combined charging system that can charge a bus in 3 hours. Both models have a 155 kWh battery and a range of 190 km.
The charger meets the requirements of the State of California for V2G devices. When a bus is parked and plugged in, its batteries can power a city during peak hours and generate additional funds for schools by helping them pay for buses.
“We now have standardized products from equipment and electric bus manufacturers – established market leaders – that will allow us to increase and accelerate the adoption of V2G throughout the country,” said Gregory Poilasne, Nuuve CEO. “Electric buses with V2G have the potential to play a critical role in stabilizing the grid.”
But the best thing about this partnership agreement is that kids don’t have to breathe in exhaust fumes every day on the way to and from school, putting themselves at risk of heart disease and lung disease.
American scientists discovered a direct relationship between air quality and mortality by comparing the data of medical records of almost 70 million people with information about the type of air they breathed in the last 16 years in their places of residence. Even minor revisions to urban air quality standards can significantly reduce early mortality and increase life expectancy by almost a year.
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