Michigan electric school buses

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Michigan schools are getting funding for buses.

But they’re not just any buses, they’re electric buses.

On Wednesday, Michigan senators announced that the state will receive more than $54 million for the vehicles.

This, due to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

WNDU reports that the eclectic buses will improve air quality and help with transportation costs.

25 Michigan school systems will receive the funding.

The districts who are getting funding:

Dearborn City School District – Dearborn, 18 buses, $7,110,000
Ypsilanti Community Schools – Ypsilanti, 10 buses, $3,950,000
Beecher Community School District – Flint, 5 buses, $1,525,000
Au Gres-Sims School District – Au Gres, 1 bus, $395,000
Cassopolis Public Schools – Cassopolis, 3 buses, $1,185,000
Hartford Public Schools – Hartford, 4 buses, $1,580,000
Hopkins Public Schools – Hopkins, 3 buses, $1,185,000
Armada Area Schools – Armada, 1 bus, $395,000
Pontiac City School District – Pontiac, 25 buses, $9,875,000
Harbor Beach Community Schools – Harbor Beach, 3 buses, $1,185,000
Ubly Community Schools – Ubly, 6 buses, $2,370,000
Chesaning Union Schools – Chesaning, 5 buses, $1,975,000
Alcona Community Schools – Lincoln, 2 buses, $790,000
Mayville Community School District – Mayville, 2 buses, $790,000
Unionville-Sebewaing Area S.D. – Sebewaing, 1 bus, $395,000
Jackson Public Schools – Jackson, 21 buses, $ 8,295,000
Britton Deerfield Schools – Britton, 5 buses, $1,975,000
Homer Community School District – Homer, 7 buses, $2,765,000
Onsted Community Schools – Onsted, 3 buses, $1,185,000
Sand Creek Community Schools – Sand Creek, 2 buses, $790,000
Pentwater Public School District – Pentwater, 2 buses, $790,000
Ojibwe Charter School – Brimley, 1 bus, $395,000
Pellston Public Schools – Pellston, 4 buses $1,580,000
Bessemer Area School District – Bessemer, 2 buses, $790,000
L’Anse Area Schools – L’Anse, 2 buses, $790,000

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Slacker06 October 28, 2022 at 2:10 pm

Taxpayers and parents in these school district are being taken for a ride. Prepare for these buses to stall in the mid of winter when the batteries cannot take a full charge. Then in a few years be prepared to take another hit in the wallet when the batteries need to be replaced then pay a premium for disposal of the old batteries. That money isn’t free money. It comes from Michigan taxpayers and the taxpayers of the other 49 states. I want mine back. I need it for my expenses. You don’t need it at all. Sweden just overturned the green agenda there because they know how cold it gets in winter. They want heat and food.

DAVID A KRIEGEL October 29, 2022 at 7:53 am

I worry about the life and cost of replacement of these huge battery packs

William D. Bradford October 31, 2022 at 5:53 am

What are they going to do when these things catch fire as so many of them have done??! I hope they have good comprehensive insurance as they are probably going to need it!

Charles U Farley October 31, 2022 at 2:48 pm

“WNDU reports that the eclectic buses will improve air quality and help with transportation costs.”

Eclectic electric busses. Woo!

At $400k each, these will cost more money than a traditional bus and a lifetime of fuel costs for it.


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