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COVID-19, Environment Give Electric School Buses a Jump Start

When it comes to introducing electric vehicles to school district fleets, Patrick Gervais wants decision-makers to know that the future is now, even with North America under the ongoing stranglehold of the new novel coronavirus.

“I saw a survey [recently] that something like 92 percent of people think the electrification of transportation is five years away, 7 percent knew about it and only 1 percent are buying it,” said Gervais, vice president of marketing and communications for The Lion Electric Company, a Quebec, Canada, manufacturer of zero-emission commercial vehicles. “What’s really important right now is that people need to know the technology is available now, it’s working, it’s working really well and it’s the right thing to do.”

Gervais is among industry leaders at several firms promoting electric-vehicle options that are encouraging school bus fleet managers to think outside the box, when it comes to traditional acquisition and financing strategies.

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