Pasadena, CA. (1/3/24) – Officials with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced this week that the Creator™, a Type C battery-electric school bus manufactured by BYD | RIDE, will be eligible for inclusion in the state’s voucher program for zero-emission trucks, buses and charging infrastructure.
The Creator joins its BYD | RIDE relatives the Type A Achiever™ and Type D Dreamer™ in qualifying for the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Incentive Project (HVIP) voucher program. The Creator is eligible for a base voucher amount of $120,000 and can be stacked with other incentives.
“We are honored that CARB has recognized the merits of our Type C and welcomed it into the HVIP program,” said Patrick Duan, Senior Vice President BYD North America and Co-CEO RIDE. “This new bus further demonstrates our commitment to providing sustainable transportation solutions to school districts in California.”
The HVIP program, a cornerstone initiative by CARB, aims to accelerate the adoption of clean, advanced technologies in medium and heavy-duty vehicles. BYD | RIDE’s Type C electric school bus, renowned for its safety features, efficiency, and unique design, aligns with the program’s objectives to promise a cleaner and greener future for school transportation.
Key features of BYD | RIDE’s Type C electric school bus include:
- Safest Battery Tech: Incorporating the industry’s leading battery safety measures to ensure secure transportation for students.
- California Craftmanship: Shipped from Lancaster, CA by SMART union workers who pride themselves on quality and reliability.
- Zero-Emission: The Creator can travel up to 175 miles on a charge and holds 79 seats, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality for children in schools and communities.
- V2G: All BYD | RIDE school buses are delivered V2G ready.
With the HVIP program’s support, educational institutions across California can now benefit from the financial incentives to integrate the Type C electric school bus into their fleets.