Experiences on the Road to Electrification 

The vast majority of school buses on the road today have diesel exhaust, which has proven links to serious physical health and cognitive development issues for students. Electric school buses, on the other hand, have zero tailpipe emissions, meaning they offer clean and healthy rides.

In collaboration with partners and communities, WRI’s Electric School Bus Initiative aims to build unstoppable momentum toward an equitable transition of the U.S. school bus fleet to electric by 2030, bringing health, climate and economic benefits to children and families across the country and normalizing electric mobility for an entire generation. It’s time for an equitable transition to electric school buses nationwide – because every student in every district deserves clean air on their ride to school.

The Electric School Bus Series illustrates how superintendents, fleet managers and school bus operators across North America have pursued school bus electrification in their own communities. The stories highlighted here demonstrate successful operation of electric school buses across a variety of operating conditions, geographies, utility types and funding ecosystems.

Want to learn more from the Electric School Bus Series? Explore more stories here.