Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
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WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $400 million in grants for clean school buses, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka responded:
“School buses use more oil and produce more harmful emissions than other vehicles on the road, and our children are paying the price. We must urgently shift to cleaner electric school buses. Electric school buses not only reduce pollution, but they can also reduce fuel and maintenance costs for schools – saving schools as much as $10,000 per year per bus. Add in that their large batteries can 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. The Electrification Coalition believes every child deserves a clean ride to school and we are glad to see the EPA continuing to invest in our children.”
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