IC School Bus Engine Options

It all starts with the right engine

Whether diesel, propane, gas or electric, long-range trips or short local drives, we have the power to meet your needs today and are pioneering the engines of tomorrow. With an attention to detail and focus on your fleet, we keep you on the road and moving forward.


  • Most commonly selected fuel choice
  • Proven reputation for durability
  • Improved mileage
  • Cleaner formula than prior years
  • Robust infrastructure already in place
  • Technicians with deep knowledge readily available
  • Strong residual value


  • Available fuel subsidies
  • More stable fuel pricing
  • Cleaner burning than diesel
  • Better startup and fewer complexities in cold weather
  • Higher acquisition costs, often offset by subsidies or incentives
  • Easier and less costly to maintain
  • No idling restrictions
  • Idling less detrimental to the vehicle
  • Quieter engine
  • No after treatment required
  • 90% domestic fuel


  • Technicians with deep knowledge, readily available
  • Better startup and fewer complexities in cold weather
  • Quieter engine
  • Idling is less detrimental to the vehicle
  • No aftertreatment required
  • Lowest acquisition cost
  • Most districts already running gasoline buses (Type A)
  • Easier and less costly to maintain

Electric (Deliveries expected in 2021)

  • Zero emissions
  • Quiet operation
  • Lower operating cost
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Flexibility to charge during off-peak hours
  • Enhanced safety and efficiency features
  • Fewer parts required
  • Grants and incentives available

Contact Cumberland

Ashley Scurlock

Ashley Scurlock

IC Bus Account Manager - 2019 Pursuit of Excellence Award Winner

Mobile: (615) 598-3572
Fax: (615) 844-5326
1901 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37210