It’s Back-to-School Season: Prepare Your Fleet for Busy Travels Ahead with a Dependable Power Solution

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 2023-2024 school year, approximately 25 million students in the United States will rely on school bus transportation to get to and from school. Each school bus holds about 50 students, meaning that thousands of fleets of school buses are getting ready to be active for the upcoming school year. Because school buses travel an estimated 4 billion miles per year, making them one of the largest transportation fleets in the world, managers must ensure all the vehicle’s internal components, including the battery, are ready to perform on the job.

Non-spillable and virtually maintenance-free, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) ODYSSEY® batteries from EnerSys® can help provide dependable service for school bus fleets all year long, with twice the power and triple the life of conventional flooded lead acid batteries. Whether traveling through a grueling heat wave or winter snowstorm, ODYSSEY® batteries can perform in extreme temperatures from as low as -40°F (-40°C) to as high as 176°F (80°C). Manufactured with proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, ODYSSEY® batteries deliver a deep-cycling capacity of 400 charge/discharge cycles at 80 percent Depth of Discharge (DOD), enabling it to handle an increasing number of onboard electronics including Global Positioning Systems (GPS); audio, communications and security systems; and heating and air conditioning units. Backed by an industry-leading warranty, ODYSSEY® batteries also have a storage life of up to two years and can reach 100 percent recharge in as little as four hours.

This back-to-school season, prepare your school bus fleet for busy travels and unpredictable weather conditions by investing in a dependable power solution like ODYSSEY® batteries from EnerSys®.

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EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries, which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at


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