Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions - July 18, 2023
San Bernardino Schools Receives All Electric Service Truck
The San Bernardino City Unified School District received an electric service truck built on a Ford E-450 chassis
The electric vehicle was funded in part by the California HVIP voucher program and is powered by Phoenix Motorcars.
“Our district's commitment to sustainability not only contributes to environmental conservation but also yields significant cost savings, allowing resources to be allocated towards enhancing educational programs and student supports. That’s a testament to our dedicated Board of Education, which truly values putting students first,” said Samuel Precie, Administrator of Operations, San Bernardino City Unified School District, in a statement.
The Phoenix service truck is equipped with a 105-kWh battery pack offering up to 115-mile range and can be fully charged in two to three hours with a 50-kW Level III charger. Compared to its fossil-fueled alternative, the zero-emission truck can reduce atmospheric emissions by ~61 tons per vehicle annually, reduce maintenance costs by 75% and lower fuel costs by 80%.
Phoenix Motor Inc. is a manufacturer of electric, medium-duty vehicles and assists public and private fleets to deploy and adopt electric vehicles.