Getting the Transition Right for People, Nature and Climate
Supporting Country-led Transitions
More than 20 million children ride school buses in the United States. Most of these vehicles run on diesel, which produces toxic fumes linked to asthma, cancer and other diseases. Electric buses are far cleaner and safer, yet currently make up less than 1% of the country’s bus fleet.
WRI’s Electric School Bus Initiative brings together a range of stakeholders — from school districts and policymakers to bus manufacturers and transportation providers — to electrify all school buses in the U.S. by 2030. The initiative prioritizes bringing electric buses to low-income groups and communities of color, who are disproportionately burdened by diesel exhaust pollution.