New Autogas school buses will hit Alabama’s streets this year

IC Bus will deliver 44 CE Series school buses to Franklin County Schools in Alabama, powered by an 8.8-litre LPG engine from Power Solutions International (PSI). Purpose-built for the school bus industry, the CE Series with Autogas engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds.

The high torque-low speed design greatly benefits stop-and-start applications to allow immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing capability. This not only improves startability and gradability, but also eliminates excessive noise, heat and vibration associated with constant engine revving. Minimal revving reduces engine wear, oil usage and maintenance, while increasing durability and efficiency.

“IC Bus is honoured to provide Franklin County Schools environmentally friendly, reliable and safe transportation,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus. “We are seeing strong sales of our LPG-powered school buses throughout the country and this sale is another example of continued interest in our alternative powertrains to transport students to and from school.”

Deliveries will begin in the summer of 2018 and will be completed in time for back-to-school transportation needs in the 2018-2019 school year. “We are pleased to partner with IC Bus as these new Autogas buses will improve our community environmentally, while also reducing our operating costs,” said Donald Borden, Assistant Superintendent, Franklin County Schools.

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17 January 2018