School Bus

EDI EV School Bus solutions

School buses serve as one of the largest mass transit segments in the US, and are among the oldest and dirtiest fleets on the road today. The industry at large is looking to move to zero-emissions options to improve air quality and reduce exposing children and local communities to toxic emissions. Paired with available government subsidy and incentive programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, school districts benefit from low cost of ownership and sustainable transport for students.

EDI offers its EDI PowerDrive™ vehicle developers kit and support program to enable school bus manufacturers to rapidly create EV vehicle solutions. The EDI PowerDrive™ electrification kit offers OEMs a robust framework for rapid EV vehicle solution development, and include a high-efficiency drivetrain-the EDI PowerDrive™, vehicle control and telematics software-EDI PowerDrive™, and the requisite training and support infrastructure to enable quicker time to market in offering Electric Buses. OEMs can also further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (EDI Power2E™) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, tool operation, and V2G applications.

By integrating EDI’s drivetrain and vehicle control software into school bus platforms, OEMs can offer fleet operators benefit from zero-emissions driving, significant reduction in fuel costs, and reduced total cost of ownership. Bus drivers operating the vehicle will continue to experience a standard driving experience--all the expected full power vehicle performance of the OEM, while eliminating harmful emissions.


Features include:

  • 100+ mile all electric vehicle driving range
  • Zero Emissions Driving with Full OEM Performance
  • Quiet Vehicle Operations for Increased Safety
  • Highway speed of up to 65+ mph
  • Vehicle Diagnostics and Fleet Tracking with Telematics

Discover the latest EDI school bus implementation for Thomas Bus in this video...

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