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Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
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Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
Blue  Bird  Bus-tlanta
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  • Our development strategy was to take our most trusted and popular conventional Type C school & 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 & 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. Blue Bird Vision ® Type-C Conventional Propane Powered School Bus ATLANTA CLEAN START MARCH 09, 2011 Jay McDuffie – Yancey Bus Sales
    • 2. Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision ®
    • 3. Propane Development Strategy
      • Utilize the highest volume Type-C school bus and successfully have it operate on affordable and environmentally propane instead of diesel
      • Must be designed and engineered to the same exacting standards and meet all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
      • Provide the lowest incremental cost alternative fuel powered large school bus
    • 4. Propane Development Strategy
      • The result: We offer the only fully integrated and OEM propane-powered large school bus, on an exclusive purpose-built chassis
      • Safe, Affordable Green Transportation
        • Already the lowest cost alternative fuel powered large school bus with a $12,000 premium.
    • 5. Propane-Powered Vision
      • Capacities: 47-77 students
      • Wheelbases: 189”-273”
      • GVWR Up to 31,000 lb.
      • LPG Engine installation
      • Low emission vehicle certification;
      • 325 hp @ 4000 rpm
      • Allison Automatic 2300 PTS Transmission
      • Fuel Range: Approximately 300 miles
    • 6. Angled Hood Design: “Best in Class” Visibility
      • When it comes to safety, seeing is believing
      • The Vision driver’s range of sight in front is over 12’-the best forward sightline in industry in a Type C school bus
    • 7. Safety View™ Vision Panel
      • Exclusive Blue Bird Feature
      • Laminated Glass Panel Utilizing a Wide-Angled, Fresnel lens
      • Provides Increased View of Critical Loading and Unloading Zone
    • 8. Maneuverability: 50-Degree Wheel Cut
    • 9.
      • State of the Art common rail design
      • Excellent Cold Start capabilities
      • Full GM engine diagnostics
      • Low Emissions
      • Good Fuel Economy
      • Simple
      “ LPI is not your fathers Propane Fuel System”
    • 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.
      • The LPI System
      • Clean-Low Emission
      • Simple Design
      • Superior Performance
      • Compelling Economics
    • 13. Safe
      • The LPI Fuel Tank
      • 60-Gallon capacity
      • Carbon Steel
      • 2X the Required Thickness
      • for ASME Certification
      • 312 PSI Working Pressure
      • Burst Pressure = 5X Working
      • Pressure
    • 14.
      • The LPI Fuel Tank
      • 16 Mounting Points not 4
      • Located Inside Crash Cage
      • Crash Test
      • 4,000 lbs @ 30 MPH
      • Front, Side and Rear Impact
      • 225 PSI Tank Pressure
      • CMVSS 301.1 Protocol
      • No Pressure drop below 95% of pre-test pressure in 30 minutes after impact
      Engineered Safety
    • 15. Combating Budget Constraints
      • Alternative Fuel School Buses: Putting it all together
      • Potential Fuel Savings with the Propane-Powered Vision
      • Go to www.blue-bird.com/propanecalculator and put in today’s actual fuel cost in your area and calculate your savings
      *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
      • $1.80/gal
      • $0.50/gal
      • $1.30/gal
      Annual Cost $6,750 $3,900 Annual LPI Savings 57.7%
    • 16. Propane-Powered Bus Market Penetration
      • 1300+ buses on route or on order in 19 States and 2 Providences of Canada, including:
        • 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
        • Most popular alternative fuel school bus on the market─ by a wide margin
        • Blue Bird has 2x as many alternative fuel school buses being utilized in the market than all of our competitors COMBINED.
    • 17. Propane-Powered Vision ® Questions?

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