On Sept. 21, Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) unveiled its new Transportation Services Center – a state-of-the-art facility designed (with help from SDG&E) to house the infrastructure necessary to support the district’s transition to an all-electric bus fleet. With 17 new electric buses recently deployed, GUHSD’s transition to an all-electric fleet is well underway.
We're proud to support this important project that promises to bring fleet maintenance and operational savings to the school district and cleaner air to the students and community. The infrastructure build-out was completed through our Power Your Drive for Fleets program, which helped the school district offset their costs by 80% for building the charging infrastructure and provided a 50% rebate on the purchase of electric buses.
GUHSD buses travel nearly 1,000,000 miles annually, requiring more than 182,000 gallons of diesel, costing almost $495,000 yearly. The electrification of the bus fleet is part of a broader energy conservation effort that has already saved the school district more than $2 million annually.
In addition to supporting fleet electrification, we also announced our sponsorship of a $2,500 scholarship for a GUHSD senior committed to a career in clean energy.