Major Milestone: Over 100 Jouley Electric School Buses in Virginia

July 18, 2023
Press release from coalition member Sonny Merryman.

A Notable Step in Clean Transportation

Virginia’s school bus fleet has achieved a major milestone by operating over 100 Thomas Jouley electric buses and accumulating more than 1 million service miles. Since early 2021, these buses have been reliable, efficient and sustainable for student transportation across the state. This deployment represents one of the largest statewide fleets of electric school buses in the country. Powered by Proterra’s advanced battery technology, the buses are equipped with telematics software for real-time performance monitoring. Sonny Merryman, the company behind this initiative, is thrilled to continue their endeavors in the sustainable transportation industry.

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