Empowering Electric School Bus Operators: Part One of a Webinar Series

Posted May 2024
Lion's Brandon Reid and Thomas's Mark Richardson
ITLC's Maurice Beard and Bluebird’s Albert Burleigh

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, in conjunction with ITLC, hosted part one of a four-part webinar series, “Overview for Electric School Bus Operators,” aimed at electric school bus (ESB) operators to provide a fundamental understanding of ESB technology.


The webinar featured presentations from ESB manufacturers Bluebird, Lion, and Thomas through their respective representatives: Bluebird’s Vice President of Alternative Fuels Albert Burleigh; Lion’s Director of Customer Success Brandon Reid; and Thomas’s Charging Infrastructure Consultant Mark Richardson. Presenters covered a variety of topics to improve the general understanding of ESB components, systems, safety, and charging. With an audience of 139 participants from the electric vehicle industry, the webinar ended with an engaging Q&A session moderated by ITLC’s Senior Workforce Development Advisor Maurice Beard.


View the webinar recording, and stay tuned for updates on the remaining parts of this webinar series by subscribing to the ITLC Update.

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