Get on board with cleaner air and healthier kids
Electric school buses are changing transportation for the better. It’s time to ditch the dirty diesel buses that transport 25 million kids in America each day. Electric school buses have arrived and the case for adopting them is more compelling than ever.
Breathe easier with clean transportation for our kids
There are nearly half of a million school buses on the road today, and the vast majority are dirty diesel buses. The millions of children currently riding these buses are breathing in toxic tailpipe pollution, and we have the opportunity now to switch to clean, zero emissions buses.
Electric buses improve the air quality and health outcomes of our communities, particularly for low-income communities and communities of color that disproportionately suffer the harmful effects of air pollution. Switching all of the nation’s school buses to electric would reduce the emissions equivalent to taking over 1 million cars off the road.
Although the sticker price of an electric bus is higher than diesel, electric buses can reduce the lifetime fuel and maintenance costs by $170,000 per bus. Those savings, paired with the improvements in community air quality and health outcomes, are giving schools plenty of reasons to feel good about the investment.
Read more below to learn how you can support the switch to electric buses.
Speak Up For Electric School Buses
Take action to support the Clean Commutes for Kids Act (S.1271/H.R.2721). Fill out the form below to email your Senators and Representatives and urge them to support investment in electric school buses.
Test Drive an Electric School Bus
Generation180 is a supporting partner of The Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project. This program provides free trials of electric school buses for 6-8 weeks in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
The electric school bus experience includes:
-Support to school districts to plan for deployment and routes;
-Installation of charging infrastructure to support the demonstration vehicle;
-Engagement and education of a wide audience of stakeholders
-Staff training to support operations and vehicle performance; and
-Data collection and analysis to support evaluation of each experience.
Virginia Clean Cities is currently accepting School Partner applications for school years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.