A research on heavy electric vehicle applications has identified the school bus has an obvious choice. Its predictable usage (2 or 3 hour planned route in the morning and afternoon) allows to control charging periods and to evaluate the range needed. School transport is expensive for the government since it must cover the fuels costs for the carriers. This project has the potential to eliminate fuel costs and GHG emissions. A school bus manufacturer in St-Jérôme was open to this idea. With the support of the government, the manufacturing of the first prototype of an electric school bus in North America was launched.