The second of nineteen plug-in hybrid school buses being supplied by Advanced Energy is going to the Nazareth Area School District in Pennsylvania. Nazareth is the first district in Pennsylvania to get one of these new buses which are built IC Corporation and Enova Systems. The bus will go into service in the fall for the next school year.
Prototype hybrid school buses made by IC Corp. were on display at Cardinals Stadium in Arizona this past Wednesday for hundreds of school district employees. Why were the buses in Arizona? Maybe it was to drum up a sale or two. While 19 of the clean buses (compared to standard school buses, emissions are about 90 percent lower and gas mileage is between 35 and 55 percent higher on the hybrids) will be delivered to school systems across the U.S. next year, none have so far been ordered in Arizona