KLSD electric bus ready to roll!

The newest school bus in Katonah-Lewisboro’s fleet is charged up and ready for students! EV-1 will be on the road starting the first day of school. Transportation Supervisor Nora Beltran said that the electric bus will rotate among routes throughout the year, giving as many students as possible a chance to experience its emissions-free ride.

“KLSD remains committed to leading the way on sustainability,” said Superintendent Andrew Selesnick. “We hope that a successful pilot of this first electric bus will lead to more in the very near future.”

Introducing EV-1

A new kind of fill up

“The range of EV-1 averages 100 miles,” said Matthews Buses’ Mark Hanrahan, “depending on ambient temperature, topography and driver habits.” He said that the charge time depends on state of charge prior to charging as well as the type of charger used. “From empty to full, it’s approximately eight hours with a slow charger, or 2.5 hours with a fast charger.”