Our Sustainability Commitment

Zūm is creating a safer, healthier, more sustainable planet.

100% EV by 2025


100% of our on-road fleet will be Electric Vehicles (EV) by 2025

Carbon neutral today


Zūm is offsetting 100% of emissions for its entire fleet from 2021 onwards

There is no looking back

The next decade will be nothing like the past few decades. The time to begin the transition to EV’s is now.

Advancing technology

Electric school buses, charging infrastructure, and EV technology is advancing rapidly.

Decreasing cost

Growing demand is driving down costs for consumers and accelerating production.

Legislative tailwinds

State and national mandates along with financial incentives have spurred increased adoption of clean technology and fleet electrification.

Every child in our country deserves a pollution-free start and end to their school day.

Laura Watson
Director, Washington State Department of Ecology

Why electric school buses?

Electric school buses offer the only true zero emission solution for schools.

The Myths vs. The Facts

Many common misconceptions persist when it comes to electric school buses.

Ride safety protocols

Range & power

Electric buses now have range up to and exceeding 155 miles on a single charge, which is more than sufficient for the vast majority of daily school bus routes.
Driver profiles

Costs

Ongoing benefits of EV, such as lower maintenance costs and savings from V2G, far exceed the upfront transition costs of switching from diesel to electric school buses.
Safe hand-offs

All weather

EV batteries are engineered with cold and hot weather in mind to counter the effects of extreme weather.
Incident management

Charging

EV charging technology and storage has improved rapidly, allowing buses to charge faster and hold a charge longer.
Live support

Maintenance

With fewer moving parts, maintenance costs are dramatically lower for new electric fleets versus diesel school buses.
Live support

Training

Electric school bus OEMs and providers offer training for school bus drivers, maintenance technicians, and district leaders, making transition to EV simple and easy.
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Doing it right from the get-go

Zūm’s EV ecosystem and robust partner network makes your sustainability goals a reality.
Shrinking budgets

Fiscally responsible

We work with each school district to develop a fiscally responsible transition plan and timeline tailored to meet your goals and needs.
Increased specialized needs

Quality & service first

School buses built 100% electric with the latest aeronautic grade materials for premium quality and safety.
Higher expectations

Truly sustainable

Committed to truly sustainable transportation leveraging clean renewable energy.
Zūm’s commitment

100% electric fleet by 2025

100% carbon neutral today

A world-class EV ecosystem at your fingertips

Transitioning to EV’s is much more than just buying an electric bus. Let our expertise and EV tech partner network make your transition successful.
Any size assets

EV school buses, infrastructure, deployment and management

We make planning, deployment and ongoing management simple and easy offering expertise and turnkey solutions to make your transition to EV a success.
Optimized routes

Best in class technology for optimization, management, and reporting

We provide the tools and technology to manage, monitor and optimize your sustainable student transportation, while controlling costs and increasing revenue through V2G.

Strong partner network to ensure your success

Ousd
Stignatius
Sfusd
Seattle Public Schools
Newark
Juniperoserra
Evanston/Skokie

Benefits of electric school buses extend beyond a cleaner ride

Progressive leaders at school districts nationwide understand and appreciate the benefits of electrifying their student transportation.
Ride safety protocols

Health benefits

Reducing students’ exposure to diesel exhaust and harmful pollution significantly reduces students’ risk of asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
Driver profiles

Improved student experience

Your students will notice the difference when they experience their first ride on a new, quiet, and emissions free electric school bus.
Safe hand-offs

Community benefits

Eliminate air and noise pollution to ensure clean and quiet rides for your students and community.
Incident management

Equity

Pollution and harmful emissions disproportionately impact low-income communities and communities of color.
Live support

Job creation

Leverage funding and training available to replace the most polluting buses, accelerate the transition to EV, and spur job creation.
Live support

Cost savings

Replacing diesel school buses with electric ones dramatically reduces ongoing maintenance and fuel costs and provides long-term savings to school districts, tax payers, and the community.
“I would recommend Zūm to any school district looking to convert their transportation fleet to EV and emission-free, as they are the right partners for implementing an end-to-end solution.”
Duarte

Kim Raney
Executive Director of Transportation
Oakland Unified School District

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