Joining the model line up, Blue Bird puts 25 years of CNG experience into the design of its top performing Vision school bus to bring you the CNG-Powered Vision bus. Standard Dual Side Fuel Fill saves your drivers time at the station. A power train 275 pounds lighter than the competition and lighter tanks in a protected position contribute to the overall fuel economy of this conventional bus saving you money.
Having been the first major school bus manufacturer to offer CNG as a fuel option in a full-size bus in 1991, Blue Bird has a rich history with providing alternative fuel products that stand up to the highest safety and performance standards, and the Vision powered by the Ford 6.8L V10 spark-ignited engine continues that tradition. Roush CleanTech seamlessly integrates it with the Ford 6R140 transmission to provide customers with many other advantages, including:
|Provides a safe, attractive and viable alternative fuel choice amidst rising diesel fuel prices. In addition CNG allows for operators to receive tax incentives for purchasing both CNG-powered buses and CNG fuel, including a United States 50-cent rebate on every CNG gasoline-gallon-equivalent purchased under various Federal Laws and Incentives for Natural Gas.|
|Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station Locations from the United States Department of Energy|
Meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2010 emissions standards
Reduces North American dependency on foreign oil, with 97% of the United States’ natural gas consumption produced domestically