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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Taylor hits the brakes on electric school bus, says it's not economically feasible

 


After weighing the options of buying an electric school bus through a federal grant, Taylor Transportation, the company that provides the Wrangell School District with busing, has decided to pull the plug on the purchase.

Citing the “unknowns” about electric vehicle operation and maintenance, John Taylor said the company decided it wouldn’t be economically feasible to purchase an electric bus.

“We’re not doing EV,” he said. “The benefits did not outweigh the costs. We didn’t want to be a government guinea pig. Even though it’s free, it ain’t free.”

The Environmental Protection Agency grant, wo...



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