A-Z Bus Sales Delivers First Electric School Buses in California through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program to Columbia Union School District
COLTON, Calif., Oct. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “A-Z Bus and Blue Bird continue to lead the way with new innovative technologies for pupil transportation, and we are excited for Columbia Union and their role as trailblazers in the state of California. Converting old diesel-powered school buses to zero-emission electric technology protects our school age children. It also helps our communities in California clean the air,” said John Landherr, CEO, and Chairman of A-Z Bus Sales.
The purpose of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust is to fully mitigate the excess NOx emissions caused by VW’s illegal actions. In California, that amounts to 10,000 tons of NOx. Implementing California’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan will fully mitigate the excess NOx and commits to long-term air quality and climate goals by investing in zero-emission technologies. Approximately 425 vehicles are in the process of replacement under the program, including school, shuttle, and transit buses.