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Blue Bird Vision ®  Type-C Conventional Propane Powered School Bus ATLANTA CLEAN START MARCH 09, 2011 Jay McDuffie – Yance...
Blue Bird  Propane-Powered Vision  ®
Propane Development Strategy <ul><li>Utilize the highest volume Type-C school bus and successfully have it operate on affo...
Propane Development Strategy <ul><li>The result:  We offer the only fully integrated and OEM propane-powered large school ...
Propane-Powered Vision <ul><li>Capacities: 47-77 students </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelbases: 189”-273” </li></ul><ul><li>GVWR U...
Angled Hood Design:  “Best in Class” Visibility <ul><li>When it comes to safety, seeing is believing </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Safety View™  Vision Panel <ul><li>Exclusive Blue Bird Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Laminated Glass Panel Utilizing a Wide-An...
Maneuverability:  50-Degree Wheel Cut
<ul><li>State of the Art common rail design </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Cold Start capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Full GM ...
EPA & CARB – HD Diesel Standard  1.0   EPA & CARB – HD Gasoline Standard  0.2   2010 Compliant   NOx Only Clean – Low Emis...
 
<ul><li>The LPI System </li></ul><ul><li>Clean-Low Emission </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Design </li></ul><ul><li>Superior Per...
Safe <ul><li>The LPI Fuel Tank   </li></ul><ul><li>60-Gallon capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Steel </li></ul><ul><li>2X ...
<ul><li>The LPI Fuel Tank   </li></ul><ul><li>16 Mounting Points not 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Located Inside Crash Cage </li></...
Combating Budget Constraints <ul><li>Alternative Fuel School Buses: Putting it all together  </li></ul><ul><li>Potential F...
Propane-Powered Bus Market Penetration <ul><li>1300+  buses on route or on order in 19 States and 2 Providences of Canada,...
Propane-Powered Vision ® Questions?
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  • Our development strategy was to take our most trusted and popular conventional Type C school &amp; activity bus and have it operate on propane instead of diesel yet remain designed and engineered to the same exacting standards
  • Our development strategy was to take our most trusted and popular conventional Type C school &amp; activity bus and have it operate on propane instead of diesel yet remain designed and engineered to the same exacting standards
  • Our new propane powered Vision isthe only full size propane school bus available to the school bus market.
  • Retains the same distinguishing features for which the Blue Bird Vision product is known, such as the best forward sightline in the school transportation industry due to the Vision’s purpose-built hood
  • Fresnel is pronounced like Fur - nell
  • Does not take into account additional savings from reduced maintenance costs or the added value from utilizing cleaner engines – engines which in many cases such as the Propane-Powered Vision meet the EPA requirements for the 2010 production year.
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    1. 1. Blue Bird Vision ® Type-C Conventional Propane Powered School Bus ATLANTA CLEAN START MARCH 09, 2011 Jay McDuffie – Yancey Bus Sales
    2. 2. Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision ®
    3. 3. Propane Development Strategy <ul><li>Utilize the highest volume Type-C school bus and successfully have it operate on affordable and environmentally propane instead of diesel </li></ul><ul><li>Must be designed and engineered to the same exacting standards and meet all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the lowest incremental cost alternative fuel powered large school bus </li></ul>
    4. 4. Propane Development Strategy <ul><li>The result: We offer the only fully integrated and OEM propane-powered large school bus, on an exclusive purpose-built chassis </li></ul><ul><li>Safe, Affordable Green Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Already the lowest cost alternative fuel powered large school bus with a $12,000 premium. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Propane-Powered Vision <ul><li>Capacities: 47-77 students </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelbases: 189”-273” </li></ul><ul><li>GVWR Up to 31,000 lb. </li></ul><ul><li>LPG Engine installation </li></ul><ul><li>Low emission vehicle certification; </li></ul><ul><li>325 hp @ 4000 rpm </li></ul><ul><li>Allison Automatic 2300 PTS Transmission </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Range: Approximately 300 miles </li></ul>
    6. 6. Angled Hood Design: “Best in Class” Visibility <ul><li>When it comes to safety, seeing is believing </li></ul><ul><li>The Vision driver’s range of sight in front is over 12’-the best forward sightline in industry in a Type C school bus </li></ul>
    7. 7. Safety View™ Vision Panel <ul><li>Exclusive Blue Bird Feature </li></ul><ul><li>Laminated Glass Panel Utilizing a Wide-Angled, Fresnel lens </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Increased View of Critical Loading and Unloading Zone </li></ul>
    8. 8. Maneuverability: 50-Degree Wheel Cut
    9. 9. <ul><li>State of the Art common rail design </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Cold Start capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Full GM engine diagnostics </li></ul><ul><li>Low Emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Good Fuel Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul>“ LPI is not your fathers Propane Fuel System”
    10. 10. EPA & CARB – HD Diesel Standard 1.0 EPA & CARB – HD Gasoline Standard 0.2 2010 Compliant NOx Only Clean – Low Emissions Blue Bird “Vision” 0.175
    11. 12. <ul><li>The LPI System </li></ul><ul><li>Clean-Low Emission </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Design </li></ul><ul><li>Superior Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Compelling Economics </li></ul>
    12. 13. Safe <ul><li>The LPI Fuel Tank </li></ul><ul><li>60-Gallon capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Steel </li></ul><ul><li>2X the Required Thickness </li></ul><ul><li>for ASME Certification </li></ul><ul><li>312 PSI Working Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Burst Pressure = 5X Working </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>The LPI Fuel Tank </li></ul><ul><li>16 Mounting Points not 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Located Inside Crash Cage </li></ul><ul><li>Crash Test </li></ul><ul><li>4,000 lbs @ 30 MPH </li></ul><ul><li>Front, Side and Rear Impact </li></ul><ul><li>225 PSI Tank Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>CMVSS 301.1 Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>No Pressure drop below 95% of pre-test pressure in 30 minutes after impact </li></ul>Engineered Safety
    14. 15. Combating Budget Constraints <ul><li>Alternative Fuel School Buses: Putting it all together </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Fuel Savings with the Propane-Powered Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.blue-bird.com/propanecalculator and put in today’s actual fuel cost in your area and calculate your savings </li></ul>*Note: This example is meant to illustrate potential savings. Elements such as MPG and fuel prices differ for each customer. Factor Diesel: 1.35 Vision LPI: .90 Fuel/MPG 8 MPG 5 MPG Annual Mileage 15,000 15,000 Gallons Used 1,875 3,000 Price/Gallon Federal Excise Tax Credit $3.60/gal <ul><li>$1.80/gal </li></ul><ul><li>$0.50/gal </li></ul><ul><li>$1.30/gal </li></ul>Annual Cost $6,750 $3,900 Annual LPI Savings 57.7%
    15. 16. Propane-Powered Bus Market Penetration <ul><li>1300+ buses on route or on order in 19 States and 2 Providences of Canada, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some include: California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Alberta and British Columbia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most popular alternative fuel school bus on the market─ by a wide margin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue Bird has 2x as many alternative fuel school buses being utilized in the market than all of our competitors COMBINED. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Propane-Powered Vision ® Questions?
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