ACES Up: Connecticut partnership easing the road to school bus electrification

Flyer for ACESUP. Map of Connecticut shows electric vehicle charging station locations. Flyer promotes technical support for school and bus providers by including pictures of a school bus, charging station, and electric grid.

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition held a web meeting with Brendan Sharkey of ACES Up and Daisy Solutions to learn about a peer-to-peer school bus electrification support offered by Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), the regional education service center for 25 school districts in south central Connecticut. 

ACES UP is rolling out a network of dedicated EV chargers and provides grant application, design & installation and solar & storage solutions for school districts across Connecticut to support the statewide deployment of electric school bus transportation.

ACES unveiled the first full-size electric school bus in use in Connecticut, a 71-passenger Bluebird Electric Vision bus, in October of 2021, partially funded by a $213,750 State of Connecticut DERA grant

See NBC CT coverage of the rollout and watch an interview with ACES’ Deputy Executive Director, Timothy Howes and Daisy Solutions’ Brendan Sharkey.

A recording of the one-hour meeting is the second video below and you may also download a copy of the slides.  The first video is a short promotional piece.

For more information, contact or call (203) 248-8545.


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