Nuvve Achieves 500th E-School Bus EVSE Deployment for Bidirectional Charging Service

Feb. 2, 2024
With 500 EV buses connected to its platform, the school districts can earn recurring revenues of up to $2 million annually over the life of the vehicles

Nuvve is celebrating its 500th electric school bus electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) to be deployed and managed through the company’s GIVe bidirectional, smart-charging software platform.

The 500th e-school bus EVSE was part of a new order from the Orange Unified School District in Orange, California, which included 13 Nuvve Level 2 PowerPort chargers and three 60 kW chargers to power the school district’s fleet of 15 electric school buses purchased from Blue Bird Corporation.

“Many Nuvve customers continue building their electric bus fleets after their first purchase, and Orange Unified is no different,” said Nuvve Co-Founder and CEO Gregory Poilasne. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship as we support both their new and existing charger stations, enabling them to both reduce emissions… and lower their total cost of ownership through future grid service revenues.”

The e-school bus EVSE system also presents a new revenue stream for school districts that utilize Nuvve’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) potential.

“While the value of grid service revenues varies by region, we believe 500 EV buses connected to our platform represents the potential for future recurring revenues ranging between $1.5 million to $2 million per year over the life of the vehicles,” added Poilasne. “Providing these grid services is possible through Nuvve’s proprietary V2G technology, which can aggregate the energy and power capacity from EVs forming large virtual power plants.”