$900 Million in EPA Clean School Bus Rebates is a Win-Win-Win for Kids, Schools, and Communities 

Contact: Liam Condon, Electrification Coalition 

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $900 million in rebates for clean school buses, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

The funding will provide over 3,400 clean school buses—92% of which will be electric—to approximately 530 school districts across nearly every state, several Tribes, and multiple U.S. territories. 

Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka responded: 

“Diesel school buses consume more oil and produce more harmful emissions than other vehicles, and it’s time our children stop paying the price. We must urgently shift to cleaner electric school buses, which not only reduce pollution but also lower fuel and maintenance costs—saving schools as much as $10,000 per year per bus while providing up to $200,000 per year in public health and climate benefits. Add in their ability to provide backup power to communities during emergencies with vehicle-to-grid technology, and it’s clear that electric school buses are a win-win-win for kids, schools, and communities. Every child deserves a clean ride to school, and this investment by the EPA will fulfill that promise for tens of thousands of children nationwide.” 


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health, and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org 

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.