Pioneer announces e-Boost order worth $7.1M+ from one of the largest U.S. school districts

Fort Lee-based Pioneer Power Solutions said it recently received an order from one of the largest public school districts in the U.S. for 25 e-Boost Mobile units to power the school district’s electric school bus fleet. The order, valued at $7.1 million, is likely to grow to more than $8 million with the expected addition of planned contingency measures.

The company plans to deliver the systems throughout the first quarter of 2025. The systems will support the school district’s efforts to meet local environmental requirements by phasing out traditional fuel sources at the school bus depot and expediting the transition to a fully ESB fleet.

The initial deployment will serve approximately 200 EV buses, advancing the district’s goal of electrifying its fleet of more than 1,000 ESBs. As one of the largest school districts in the country, it currently operates a vast fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles, including buses, trucks, cars and vans.

“This order marks an important and exciting milestone for our eMobility business,” Geo Murickan, head of Pioneer eMobility, said. “Electrifying school transportation is central to the clean energy transition in local communities, and Pioneer’s mobile e-Boost solution has been proven again to be an integral piece of this energy transition.

“Knowing that this off-grid solution is easily deployable, can be scaled up or down and replicated throughout the country, will facilitate collaboration between ESB manufacturers and school districts across the nation, ultimately enhancing and expanding the U.S. Federal Infrastructure School Bus program.”

e-Boost secured this order in collaboration with its channel partner, Eneridge Inc., following a competitive bidding process involving multiple vendors and various charging technologies. The bid evaluation considered factors such as cost, delivery time and ability to meet rigorous design and performance standards for sustainability, noise reduction, mobility and resilience, as well as local support.

The award consists of 25 e-Boost Mobile units, each featuring 8 Level 2 AC chargers, capable of delivering 19.2 kilowatts of power to charge electric school buses overnight. Mounted on open trailers for seamless deployment, these units will provide a total of 1.2 megawatt-hours of energy per night, collectively delivering 30.7 MWh of energy to a fleet of 200 buses every night.

“Pioneer is honored to be part of this groundbreaking initiative, led by a visionary school district,” Nathan Mazurek, chairman and CEO of Pioneer Power Solutions, said. “Electrifying school bus transportation has been a key focus of the Infrastructure and Energy Act in recent years. This project highlights e-Boost’s potential to fast-track sustainability initiatives for school districts, yielding benefits for both students and the broader community. This reaffirms Pioneer’s investment in and commitment to the e-Boost business and decision to allocate significant resources and aggressive marketing. We see a rapid growth trajectory, driven by e-Boost’s continued innovation in addressing diverse aspects of electric vehicle adoption across the U.S. and Canada.”