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Valence Technology to Provide Li-ion Packs for 16 Hybrid School Buses

Valence Technology will provide Li-ion battery packs for the new fleet of 16 hybrid-electric school buses built by Enova and Navistar intended for service in school districts across Wisconsin and Ohio.(Earlier post.) Enova has been a Valence customer since 2006.

Navistar’s CE Series school bus utilizes an 80 kW Enova Systems hybrid drive train and a 38 kWh Valence Technology lithium iron magnesium phosphate energy storage system. The plug-in hybrid-electric system improves fuel economy by up to 65% and reduces greenhouse gases by up to 39%.

Navistar, with a 61% share of the school bus market in North America, continues to utilize Enova’s hybrid-electric drivetrains and Valence Technology’s U-Charge dynamic energy systems that feature Valence Command & Control interactive logic in their hybrid-electric school buses. To date, there are dozens of Navistar IC hybrid school buses powered by Valence Technology in service at various school districts across 11 states.

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Sanity Chk

Great move. Now finish the job by upgrading the diesel ICE part of the hybrid to run on LNG!

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