With two new purchases from Educational Bus Transportation Inc., along with new regional sales and field technician support, Motiv Power Systems continues to expand its presence on the East Coast as incentive programs and regulations create demand for all-electric school buses.
Educational Bus Transportation had previously deployed a Motiv powered Trans Tech eSeries Type A school bus in New York in 2014 and this new order comes on the heels of a deployment of thirteen Trans Tech electric buses to school districts in the Sacramento region this year. Motiv’s bi-coastal expansion is supported by incentive driven demand in both New York and California as well as a regulatory climate accelerating the adoption of battery electric vehicles for school districts and other markets.
“Motiv Power Systems has proven to be a strong partner for us,” said John Phraner, President of Trans Tech. “With Ford approved technology on the E450 chassis, we are able offer an electric version of our popular and proven Type A school bus without the need to reinvent the wheel. Over the years, battery electric technology’s reliability and performance has continued to improve, resulting in a proven and reliable bus. Motiv’s increased East Coast presence further supports our confidence in Motiv’s commitment to support our growing electric school bus fleet.”