Lux Bus America provides charter bus transportation services throughout California and beyond, serving as an innovator of safe, reliable, luxury transportation.
Lux Bus is rooted in a mission to get passengers to their destination in comfort, while pursuing proactive and innovative solutions to do so. With this mission in mind, Lux Bus explored electrifying their charter vehicles and considering sustainability as a top priority, matching the initiatives of many of their customers. To accomplish this goal, Lux Bus enlisted bp pulse to provide the electrification infrastructure and leverage our expertise in working with utility partners.
evaluating and installing charging infrastructure
Lux Bus began their electrification project with two electric vans and small, lower power chargers installed on their existing electrical service line to meet their immediate charging needs. As Lux Bus developed the full scope of their expansion, they sought a charging infrastructure partner to support their growing fleet of electric vans. Joining forces in January 2022, bp pulse assessed the current fleet size and the goals for future scaling to recommend the right charging infrastructure for those long term plans.
bp pulse determined that Lux Bus would need five chargers to support their five electric vans, and allow for future electric vehicles to be added. bp pulse also managed relations with their utility provider, PG&E, to request a dedicated EV service through the PG&E EV Fleet incentive program, ensuring electrical service would be available for their future expansion.
Charging infrastructure specs:
As Lux Bus began to add more electric vehicles and the supporting EVSE, it became apparent that charge management software was essential to manage fleet charging sessions and keep energy costs low. Lux Bus leveraged our Omega charge management software to access real-time visibility and hands-free management of their EVs, chargers, power usage, and more.
Charge management software specs:
The hardest part about converting to electric vehicles is figuring out how to charge them. This being our first major charging infrastructure project, we did as much research and planning as possible so we could be fully invested in the project. We hired bp pulse to fill in critical knowledge gaps and to lead the design, engineering, and construction process. We trusted them every step of the way and they delivered on their promise, which is why we’ll look to hire them again on our next project.
Vice President, Financial Planning and Fleet Management
Lux Bus America