The Ford Motor Company and the Georgia Tech have partnered to create the nation’s first conversion of a traditional school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on biofuel. Atlanta Public Schools donated the bus for the project, which is financed by a $50,000 Ford College Community Challenge Grant.
The project focuses on converting existing school buses into hydraulic hybrids, which could lower greenhouse emissions and reduce transportation costs for schools. Meanwhile, students at Mary Lin Elementary School in Atlanta are getting into the act. The students are painting “the Green Eco School Bus” green and organizing a drive to collect used cooking oil for processing into biodiesel. For more, visit www.media.ford.com.