I remember them as the “yellow devils” that came around every morning to take me to school. Noisy, dirty, and not fuel efficient, Kansas City is looking to trade its petrol-powered school bus for a fleet of 47 CNG-powered buses.
The Kansas City school board went with CNG buses in part because it is an American-sourced fuel. I got nothing wrong with that, and there are plans to eventually convert 100% of the city’s fleet of 80 buses over to CNG. Five have been delivered so far, and the rest should be delivered by the end of the year, as the CNG buses are slated to go into service in early 2011. I’m sure the children are (not) thrilled.
Source: Daimler via AutoblogGreen
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to Hemis. You can follow his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout.