Electric School Bus Ride Along at Denver Auto Show This Weekend

April 13, 2023

Drive Clean Colorado and Highland Electric Fleets Host Electric School Bus Ride Along and Q&A Session at Denver Auto Show on Saturday, April 15th at 2pm

Drive Clean Colorado and Highland Electric Fleets will answer questions about transportation electrification and state and federal funding opportunities prior to the ride along.

 

Den­ver Col­orado, April 12, 2022 – Dri­ve Clean Col­orado, a non-prof­it mem­ber orga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports equi­table clean trans­porta­tion and effi­cient mobil­i­ty choic­es across the state of Col­orado, and High­land Elec­tric Fleets, the lead­ing provider of school bus fleet elec­tri­fi­ca­tion-as-a-ser­vice in North Amer­i­ca, are host­ing an elec­tric school bus ride along this Sat­ur­day, April 15th at 2pm MT in sup­port of the state’s fleet elec­tri­fi­ca­tion goals.

 

One of the bus­es from the state’s first ful­ly elec­tric fleet at Peak to Peak Char­ter School will be avail­able to view and will take a dri­ve around down­town Den­ver near the Col­orado Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. Staff from both orga­ni­za­tions will host a joint Q&A ses­sion pri­or to the ride along to answer ques­tions about fleet elec­tri­fi­ca­tion and the recent state and fed­er­al fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to sup­port fleets across the state of Colorado.

 

“We applaud Peak to Peak for com­mit­ting to a ful­ly elec­tric school bus fleet with the help of High­land Elec­tric Fleets and oth­er part­ners. Their expe­ri­ence pro­vides a valu­able case study that oth­er dis­tricts can learn from and that man­u­fac­tur­ers and util­i­ties can expand upon,” said Bon­nie Trow­bridge, Dri­ve Clean Colorado’s exec­u­tive direc­tor. “This is impor­tant espe­cial­ly now when there is so much fed­er­al and state fund­ing avail­able to accel­er­ate imple­men­ta­tion of clean school bus­es and infrastructure.”

 

“We are proud to work with our part­ners at Peak to Peak and Dri­ve Clean Col­orado to show­case elec­tric school bus­es in action,” said Jane Culkin, Highland’s west­ern region­al man­ag­er for mar­ket devel­op­ment. “It’s a very excit­ing time for fleet elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly school bus elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, with sig­nif­i­cant fund­ing at both the fed­er­al and state lev­els. We look for­ward to help­ing keep the momen­tum going here and bring­ing clean­er, health­i­er trans­porta­tion to Col­orado stu­dents and communities.”

 

Pho­to cred­it: High­land Elec­tric Fleets

 

About High­land Elec­tric Fleets

High­land Elec­tric Fleets is the lead­ing provider of elec­tri­fi­ca­tion-as-a-ser­vice for school dis­tricts, gov­ern­ments, and fleet oper­a­tors in North Amer­i­ca. Found­ed in 2019, High­land offers a unique suite of prod­ucts that make it sim­ple and afford­able to upgrade to elec­tric fleets today. Active in 30 states and Cana­da, High­land is respon­si­ble for the first use of elec­tric school bus­es in a com­mer­cial vehi­cle-to-grid (V2G) pro­gram and the largest elec­tric school bus project in the Unit­ed States to date. To learn more, vis­it https://highlandfleets.com.

About Dri­ve Clean Colorado 

Dri­ve Clean Col­orado (DCC), a Clean Cities coali­tion, is a non-prof­it mem­ber orga­ni­za­tion that deliv­ers a vari­ety of pro­grams to sup­port equi­table clean trans­porta­tion and effi­cient mobil­i­ty choic­es with the goal of clean­er, health­i­er air for Col­orado. DCC part­ners with munic­i­pal­i­ties, state agen­cies, com­mu­ni­ty-based orga­ni­za­tions and clean trans­porta­tion lead­ers to pro­vide edu­ca­tion and sup­port for the EV tran­si­tion. DCC runs the Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado ini­tia­tive which is a clear­ing­house for all things EV in Col­orado and hosts two ReCharge coach­es for the Col­orado Ener­gy Office to pro­vide grant coach­ing and EV aware­ness out­reach. Learn more at DriveCleanColorado.org, and fol­low along on Twit­ter and LinkedIn.

 

 

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