Havre schools add two electric buses to fleet


Last updated 1/13/2023 at 1:58pm

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Havre Public Schools Transportation Department Service Attendant and Trainer Allen "Woody" Woodwick, left, and driver Bruce Sprinkle pose Wednesday at the district bus garage in front of one of Havre Public Schools' new electric school buses.

Havre Public Schools just added two new electric buses to its fleet, which the district's Transportation Department service attendant and trainer, Allen "Woody" Woodwick said will save the district a significant amount of money and improve their operations.

Woodwick said the buses have a range of about 100 miles, only take an hour to charge and are easily handling two of their local routes even at -20 degrees, and at less than a quarter of the fuel costs they would have for their diesel buses.

"And that's just the fuel costs. We also don't have to change 16 quarts of oil, or a filter, or...

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