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Maine school districts pulling electric buses off roads due to safety issues

by WGME – Tue, February 20th 2024

The Maine Department of Education is warning school districts across Maine to take certain electric buses off roads because of an increase in vehicle malfunctions.

According to Kennebec Journal, electric buses from school districts in Winthrop, Bingham, Mount Desert Island, and Yarmouth are facing issues.

Some of the issues seen include power steering failures, leaky windshields, missing rivets, and emergency doors that don’t work properly.

The faulty school buses were supplied by Lion Electric Company for the federal Clean School Bus Program.