Despite impending surcharges on diesel cars expected to be announced in the near future, diesel was still in greater demand than petrol.…
April 15, 2017 | School Transportation News
The dominance of diesel fuel has not waned in the school bus industry. Nearly 93 percent of all school buses purchased in the United States and Canada still operate on diesel fuel, despite a higher-than-ever focus on alternative fuel. New lower-emissions diesel engines gearing up for launch in just a few months are expected to further cement diesel’s position as the industry’s fuel of choice.
“We are hearing a lot about alternative fuel in the industry right now,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “However, instead of focusing on the alternative fuel trends, school districts should be talking about which school bus operates efficiently, is better for the environment and saves money on fuel costs. It’s always great to have options, but when it comes to fuel choice, diesel remains the best fuel option for fleets today.”