Thanks to Grant, three electric buses are part of the Osseo schools fleet


4:10 p.m. | Wednesday 10 November 2021

The Minnesota Pollution and Control Agency provided more than $ 2 million in grants to help purchase eight electric school buses across the state. Schools in the Osseo area will have three of these buses in service.

The pilot project will help the MPCA to collect information on bus performance and reliability.

“These buses have regenerative braking, so we can get some of that energy back on the journey and that’s one of the reasons school transportation makes sense,” said Nick Martini, School Transportation Coordinator. the Osseo region. “We are a discontinuous business. We pick up children, so we brake a lot, so regeneration is a real possibility. “

The MPCA says the buses will reduce GHG emissions by 1,120 tonnes over their lifetime. It will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“You can’t hear this bus and because of that it plays music when it goes down to 10.15mph. So when the bus approaches the students, the students can actually hear the bus coming,” he said. said Chelaine Crego, Terminal Manager for Northstar Bus Lines Northstar will serve all three Osseo buses.

Students are already using the new buses.

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