Electric School Buses Have Arrived In North Carolina

Cherokee Boys Club receives first electric school bus in North Carolina.

Cherokee Boys Club Receives First Fully Electric School Bus in North Carolina

Cherokee Boys Club, Inc. took delivery of North Carolina’s first electric school bus earlier this week during a celebration held at Harrah’s Cherokee Convention Center. Governor Roy Cooper, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, and Duke Energy NC State President Stephen DeMay were on hand for the unveiling of the first electric school bus to be delivered into service in the state. (See photos from the unveiling celebration here.)
Honored dignitaries from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and Cherokee Boys Club, Inc. (CBC) in attendance included Principal Chief Richard Sneed, Dr. Mike Murray, Mike Abrazinskas, CBC General Manager Greg Owle, CBC Service Manager Donnie Owle, EBCI Air Quality Program Supervisor Katie Tiger, Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Director of Community Affairs Yona Wade, and Catcuce Tiger.

In his remarks, Governor Cooper summed up the excitement and significance of North Carolina’s first Jouley C2 electric school bus as a “Win-Win-Win-Win!” (Paraphrasing): This is a win for the Cherokee Boys Club and the EBCI Air Quality Program; a win for North Carolina children riding to school and other activities on a zero-emissions school bus; a win for North Carolina clean energy manufacturing, as this bus was built at Thomas Built Buses in High Point, by North Carolinians for North Carolinians; and a win for Duke Energy – all working together to protect North Carolina’s environment for our future generations.

A special Thank You to Donnie Owle (Cherokee Boys Club) and Katie Tiger (EBCI Air Quality Program) and for choosing Thomas Built Buses and Carolina Thomas.

Want to know more about North Carolina’s first electric school bus? Read the Cherokee One Feather news article here.

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Phil Loflin

Phil Loflin

Eastern Regional Sales Manager

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Roy Parks

Roy Parks

Western Regional Sales Manager

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