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A to Z: Getting Started with Electric School Bus Purchasing - Shared screen with speaker view
Matt Tedder
32:30
Matt Tedder, Transportation Director - Stokes County Schools
jim cicalese
32:47
Jim Cicalese from Montague Township School District
Patrick Rock
33:01
Patrick Rock - Transportation Director Mercer Island Schools
Wendy Moore
33:06
Wendy Moore and Jeff Williams - Genesee Joint School District, Idaho
Roland Carranza
33:11
Roland and Sam from Tempe Union High School District
Lori Davis
33:33
Lori Davis, Wayne Trace Local Schools
Randy Brown
33:48
Keith Dingwall, State College, PA
Rebecca Beard
33:54
Rebecca Beard St Landry Parish School Board, Louisiana
Kim Nadolny
33:57
Kim Nadolny, Tipp City EVSD Director of Transportation.
Chris Bobek
36:28
Chris Bobek - Woodland SD 50, CSBO
Paul Martin
37:19
Paul Martin, Director of Transportation, Tahlequah Public Schools Tahlequah, OK
John Wiles
37:51
John Wiles, Director of Transportation, Shawnee Public Schools, Shawnee, OK
Neftali Perez Lopez
37:53
Nef Perez Lopez - Panama Buena Vista Union School District - Bakersfield, CA
Deborah Kerr
39:03
Deb Kerr - St. Francis Public School District, St. Francis, WI- Superintendent
Jennifer Bowman
39:22
Jennifer Bowman, BIE School Supervisor-Superintendent Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School, Eagle Butte, SD.
Kristine Morris
39:59
Kristine Morris, Union ESD Superintendent, Phoenix, AZ.
Jamee ALSTON
40:41
Jamee Alston, Mgmt Analyst-Utilities/Energy, PGCPS - Upper Marlboro MD. Thank you for today's webinar. Happy to be here.
Marc Baiocco
40:51
Marc Baiocco, Superintendent of Clarkstown CSD - New City, New York
John Wiles
41:20
Infastructure do's and dont's
ATHENA GERZANIC
41:44
Athena Gerzanic, Transportation Director, Carbon County School Dist.1 in Rawlins, WY
Wendy Moore
41:47
We have received grant funds...where do we begin?
Roland Carranza
41:52
The basics we would need to know about how to justify an EV purchase to taxpayers.
Jamee ALSTON
41:53
Best practices; tariff costs; cost differential from diesel to electric; charging in extreme cold weather temperatures; vehicle to grid opportunities.
Krislynn Dengler
41:53
Infrastructure and other considerations
James Fish
42:05
What are the requirements to decommission current buses to purchase electric buses?
douglas wyant
42:06
Infrastructure upgrade plans from electric service providers
Andy Weiland
42:16
How do the different companies plan to provide local mechanics to service the electric buses. Local dealers do not seem supportive without people to service the buses
Lori Davis
42:19
Does it make sense for our small school district to move to electric busses. Our district is very rural
Chris Bobek
42:24
How to obtain outside funding (State/Fed) to help purchase buses and infrastructure.
Kristine Morris
42:27
How to move to EV as our transportation fleet in a smooth and cost effective manner.
John Lawrence
42:42
John Lawrence, Superintendent Everton R-III, Everton, MO. Where do we go to fill out the grant for a possible electric bus?
Tiffanie Welte
42:52
How soon will 59-passenger bus options be available and what would their weight rating be?
Jennifer Bowman
42:56
What is the lowest outdoor temperature an electric bus is operable?
Deborah Kerr
43:04
Federal grant program - Phase 2? This would be our first EA and first bus in the district as we are a neighborhood school
Patrick Rock
44:23
We ordered our first 2 electric buses that were due for delivery at best in August 2022 at worst October 2022. Our last update was possibly March 2023. What are the biggest supply chain issue that you all are facing? Not only with buses but with infrastructure items?
Richard Lee, Director of School Bus Sales - Eastern USA, Lions Electric Company
45:03
Jim, most programs require a 1" hole in the engine block and the frame rails being cut. Typically pictures of the process and vin plate are supplied to the funding program.
Pete Fenderson
47:16
Pete Fenderson, Account Manager-Matthews Bus Alliance, Inc. Florida A Thomas Dealership
Patrick Rock
48:54
Many of the School District have Lot Mechanics to do a range of service items. What training is available for mechanics.
Edward Thomas
49:25
What is the average turn around between order submission to bus delivery?
Laine Heikel
52:00
In your experience, have school districts worked together to charge the buses when they are on long-range trips? Our buses will sometimes go 150+ miles oneway for athletic events. Have you seen an co-ops amongst school districts and what has been working?
Jeffrey Sortisio
52:36
Our team has concern about weather demands-cold climate and significant snow fall.
Paul Martin
54:04
So, let's hear some of the negative aspects so we can make an informed decisions. I've only heard positives because I've only talked to groups like this that are trying to sell buses. Where can we get negative feedback also so we can make informed decisions?
Stacy Hooven
58:56
If you are looking for negative feedback; you should talk to school districts that already have EV buses in their fleet. I currently have 2 Blue Birds and have been operating them for 1 year. They definitely have pro & cons.
Dalton Samuels
01:00:23
what are the range of these buses
Alfred Karam
01:00:37
I need to hear people talk about Charger uptime/Downtime. No one talks about this. I read a study that was done in San Fran. where 25% of EV chargers were down at any one time...how do we operate when the chargers have a bad uptime?
Dan Keyser
01:01:08
We were told that the batteries have a life of 8 years. We have our buses on a 12-15 year rotation. What would it cost to replace batteries? Is that truly needed?
Donna Parks
01:01:20
Accidents are inevitable. How are EV's paired in instances like this. Are multiple repair companies in place to handle repairs.
Theresa Camacho
01:03:01
@Stacy Hooven- What district are you with?
Alfred Karam
01:03:19
Auxiliary heaters will render the ebus NON Zero Emission...won't fly in my neck of the woods.
Stacy Hooven
01:04:02
I am the Transportation Supervisor with Atwater Elementary School District. We are located in the central valley of California.
Steve Mentzer
01:15:34
Would just like to add... Battery degradation is impacted by established charging practices. Generally, the longer it takes to charge the batteries, the longer they should last. Level 2 is slower, but ‘gentler’ on the batteries than fast charging. Faster charging tends to generate more heat and this is a factor that can impact battery life. Other things that can impact battery life would be Vehicle-to-Grid energy transfers, etc.
Alfred Karam
01:17:43
Has any testing been done that will inform us how long it will take a Type C eBus to be fully engulfed in flame should the battery has a runaway combustion?
Ronald Mackey
01:18:21
Some states have been given mandates for all districts and contractors to comply with converting fleets by specified deadlines, regardless of the size of the district.
Jeffrey Sortisio
01:20:56
IS the recommendation that cold weather climates provide indoor parking for EVs?
Patrick Rock
01:22:38
I live and work in a non rural and non economically challenged on an Island just outside Seattle but most grants are not available for us, When will be funds for grants be available to a more general area.
Jeffrey Sortisio
01:23:56
Thanks for that response Richard-I did hear the comments about the thermal regulation but was unsure if indoor parking would also be beneficial.
Steve Banchero
01:24:50
Will the charging infrastructure be standardized?