The Benefits of Choosing an Electrical Bus

As the planet turns toward more earth-friendly and sustainable options, electric vehicles are the undeniable wave of the future. There are, in fact, several advantages to making the switch to an electric school bus or shuttle.

Safety – Modernized safety updates in electrical bus construction include specialized packaging for the battery as well as a simpler overall vehicle design which results in fewer mechanical failures. The lack of noise pollution from the engine lends to quieter operation and less driver distraction. It’s easier for the driver to be aware of what is happening on the bus.

High Performance – Electrical vehicles have increased horsepower and acceleration capabilities. This can be a game changer for driving in harsher Canadian road conditions involving deep snow or soft backroads. The additional power will be noticeable when climbing hills.

Lower Maintenance – Electric bus owners enjoy fewer mechanical failures and service visits. With a simpler power system and fewer moving parts, cost of ownership decreases. Spend more time on the road and less in the shop.
Zero Emission – Designed for a sustainable environment, an electric bus is the perfect fit for a greener world. It’s emissions-free, noise pollution-free and fossil-fuel free. That goes a long way to help save the planet!

Cost Savings – Powering with electricity costs less than traditional fuels which helps offset the price difference of battery electric versus conventionally powered vehicles. Buses have regular scheduled routes that result in thousands of trips per year leading to significant fuel savings. And there’s downtime in between runs to refill with the convenience of on-site charging. As electric innovation continues, expect further improvements which will improve cost savings.

Forward Thinking – Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, and the public is increasingly recognizing the switch to electric vehicles as good practice. When you choose electric, you can be confident that you’re a part of the movement, and you’ll be able to advertise as such, strengthening your reputation along the way.

…and that’s just a few advantages! The list goes on; electric vehicles are quickly becoming the sensible choice to add to your fleet. Not only will they continue to be in greater demand in the coming years, they are indeed the future, and that future is coming sooner than most of us think. You are considering making a beneficial choice – and you’ve come to the right place.


Why choose us at The Bus Centre?

Simply put – we are your bus specialists! We are the place to be if you’re in the market for a bus, for parts, or even for service! Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in a number of ways, for instance, you can:
Find the right electric vehicle for your needs – There is a lot of information out there about electric vehicles, and navigating that world of information – which is only getting more extensive with time – can be difficult. When you choose us at The Bus Centre, you are choosing knowledgeable individuals who know our products. We can recommend the right electric bus for you, and we’ll have you safely on the road in no time.
Find the right parts for your vehicle – It’s important to know that when you choose us, you’re not just on the receiving end of a sale. You’re our customer, and we take that privilege with the highest sense of duty. That’s why when you buy a vehicle from us, you can feel confident that we can get you the parts you need, should you ever need them.
Find service like no other – When you choose a vehicle from The Bus Centre, you can rest assured that we can service that vehicle. Because electric vehicles are the future, we continue to specialize in, and uphold the highest standards for, our electric vehicle service. We want to be a part of your vehicles journey, from the time you get your new keys, to the end of its lifetime; and we can assist you every step of the way.

Best in class Thomas and StarCraft buses, now available in electric!

We currently offer Thomas and Starcraft electric buses, which can be thought of as “top of the line” in the electric bus industry. These units are ideal for short and mid-range applications, and they can do more than take you from point A to point B. With a number of unique features, Thomas and Starcraft are indeed good choices – now, and in the years to come!

Make the switch to a greener bus future!

You’re about to make a sensible choice that focuses on both your needs, and the needs of our planet. Choosing electric means, you’re truly on the right side of the green movement; you’re helping Canada make history with zero emission vehicles!

As ground transportation evolves from internal combustion to even cleaner electric vehicles, an exciting transformation is taking place. Now available, we have PROTERRA battery powered bus options with Thomas Built Buses and Starcraft. PROTERRA is an industry leader and the batteries are built right here in North America.

It’s time to make the switch. We at The Bus Centre – and the planet – will thank you.

Not sure which electric bus is right for you? Reach out to us; we are happy to answer any questions and assist you in choosing the right vehicle(s) for your unique needs.

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