SEVERE WX : Winter Storm Warning - Blizzard Warning View Alerts
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Touring Rochester Public Schools' electric school bus

It looks like any other bus...but there's one big difference.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 10:36 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2019 10:44 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - 

It looks like any other bus, complete with the same bells and whistles: but one difference with First Student Transportation's new bus is that it's electric. 

Producing zero noise and zero emissions, the bus is revolutionary. Alex Cook - the Chief Engineer for First Student says they are making leaps and bounds in efficiency. 

"If you look at the noise pollution coming from the vehicle from an electric which has zero in relation to an internal combustion engine, it has huge leaps and bounds," Alex Cook said. 

Setting a precedent for the future - at least in transportation. 

"I do believe this is the future for propulsion, I do believe we're going to see it mainstream in the not-so-distant future," Cook said. 

The bus will be here en route until September 30th. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
26° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 14°
Albert Lea
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 13°
Austin
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 17°
Charles City
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 13°
Rochester
Overcast
23° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 8°
Winter Storm Warning
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Chris and George at the top of the 10

Image

Snow plow drivers prep for snow

Image

Navigating Mayo Clinic Ambulances in the snow

Image

Snow and 18 Wheelers

Image

When to call 911

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/17

Image

Tow truck drivers prepare for snow

Image

Weather impacts on public transportation

Image

First at 4 Snow Storm

Image

Winter Weather can't stop early voters

Community Events