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The State of Electric School Bus Adoption in the US

Editor’s Note: This article was updated with new findings as of June 2024 from WRI’s Electric School Bus Data Dashboard and Dataset of Electric School Bus Adoption in the United States. The dashboard, updated monthly, reflects the most recent data on electric school bus adoption. The dataset, updated biannually, reflects data on electric school … [continued]

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GreenPower Delivers 1st BEAST Electric Bus Order of 37 BEASTs to be Delivered in 2024…

GreenPower Delivers First BEAST Produced in West Virginia Manufacturing Facility and Provides Update on Order for 37 BEASTs to be Delivered in 2024 to School Districts in West Virginia South Charleston, West Virginia — GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP) (TSXV: GPV) (“GreenPower”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, … [continued]

e-Boost Mobile with Level 2 EV Chargers at Electric School Bus Depot.

Pioneer Announces e-Boost Order of $7.1 Million from One of the Largest U.S. School Districts

Expects Full Delivery of 25 Units in the First Quarter of 2025 Fort Lee, NJ — Power Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPSI) (“Pioneer” or the “Company”), a leader in the design, manufacture, service and integration of electrical power systems, distributed energy resources, power generation equipment and mobile electric vehicle (“EV”) charging … [continued]

USA: Nearly $900 Million for 3,400 Clean Electric School Buses

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Recipients of nearly $900 Million for Clean School Buses  EPA’s Clean School Bus Rebate Program to fund over 3,400 new clean school buses in approximately 530 districts across the nation WASHINGTON — Today, May 29, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 … [continued]

Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced today that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first major school district in the U.S. to transition to a 100% electrified school bus system with groundbreaking vehicle-to-grid technology.

Zum Launches Nation’s 1st School District with 100% Electric, Bidirectional V2G School Bus Fleet in…

Oakland Unified School District’s 74 EV school buses and charging infrastructure provides up to 2.1 gigawatt hours of energy back to the grid, reduces 25,000 tons of emissions annually OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Zūm, the modern student transportation platform, announced yesterday that Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will be the first … [continued]

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8 Things To Know About Electric School Bus Repowers

Repowering existing school buses with a new electric drivetrain shows promise to provide school bus operators with a lower cost and more sustainable vehicle compared to buying a brand-new electric school bus. An electric repower — sometimes referred to as an electric conversion or retrofit — involves the removal of a vehicle’s internal combustion … [continued]

New York City School Bus Electrification Project Wins 2024 “Transportation Power Player” Award

The award, presented by Smart Electric Power Alliance, recognizes the project for its innovation, collaboration, and scalability Belmont, California — Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recognized “Electrifying School Buses in the Bronx” with the 2024 Power Player of the Year award in the Transportation category. ESBB is a groundbreaking project … [continued]

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U.S. EPA Paves the Way for Clean Buses at Fairfax County Public Schools

Clean School Bus grant brings green future to school transportation. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Adam Ortiz and U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11) celebrated one of EPA’s first Clean School Bus grants under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law being awarded to Fairfax County Public Schools during … [continued]

Climate Pollution Reduction Grants for Equitable Transportation Electrification

The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act are making once-in-a generation investments in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. However, it can be challenging for state and local governments — and advocates — to keep track of all the funding programs created by these laws, and direct funding to … [continued]

Sacramento City Unified School District uses solar panels to cover their bus fleet. Image by Sacramento City Unified School District, via SEIA.

Check Out This Dataset of U.S. School Bus Depots

This technical note, describes the methods used to create a dataset of school bus depot locations in the United States. There are nearly half a million school buses in the country but almost no public information about where they are kept. Environmental justice literature describes how school bus depots may … [continued]