Blue Bird Unveils Three All-New Powertrains for 2016

Blue Bird Corporation, the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, debuts its latest innovations at the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NAPT) Annual Summit in Richmond, Virginia.

“Along with the gasoline-powered Blue Bird Vision that we announced earlier this year, Blue Bird’s four all-new powertrains in 2016 demonstrate our commitment to new products that customers want and value,” said Blue Bird President & CEO, Phil Horlock. “This represents an unprecedented pace of new product launches and is an exciting time for Blue Bird and our customers.” CNG-Powered Blue Bird Vision. Blue Bird will begin production of its first Type C Vision bus fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in 2016. With its excellent performance and quiet operation, the Blue Bird Vision CNG will reduce fuel and maintenance costs, while meeting stringent emissions standards. The CNG-powered school buses will utilize Blue Bird’s exclusive and established partnership with Ford and ROUSH CleanTech, deploying Ford’s 6.8L V10 engine and 6R140 transmission with ROUSH CleanTech’s fuel system.