Middletown Schools Bus Fleet Now Includes Two Hybrids

Members of the city's board of education rode DATTCO's bright yellow fuel-efficient hybrid-electric bus to last week's meeting.


Students may not know the difference, but this week the district's fleet of school busses will include a second hybrid-electric bus for the second year in a row.

DATTCO, the first operators in New England to introduce a hybrid-electric school bus, this week welcomes Middletown students onboard the school system’s second hybrid bus. 

Members of the Board of Education took the first ride on Jan. 8 to attend their board meeting at Middletown city hall.

Hybrid-electric school buses can attain up to a 65-percent increase in fuel efficiency and 40-percent reduction in emissions. 

DATTCO introduced the state’s first hybrid-electric school bus in New Britain in 2009. These cutting-edge, fuel-efficient hybrid buses are being introduced throughout many Connecticut school systems and municipalities, and are part of DATTCO’s new line of buses featuring green technology.

The hybrid plug-in school bus is built by IC Bus, the nation’s largest school bus manufacturer, and Enova Systems, a leading provider of hybrid drive systems.

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