Electric school buses provide an opportunity to improve air quality in our neighborhoods. Diesel exhaust emissions have negative impacts on health, especially in children, who have a faster breathing rate and lungs that are not fully developed.
Electric School Bus Benefits
- Emissions reductions. Electric school buses do not produce tailpipe emissions and have the potential to eliminate millions of greenhouse gases each year.
- Cost savings. Although the initial cost can be high, electric school buses have the potential to save school districts money in the long term due to reduced fuel costs, less brake wear from regenerative braking, and no engine or exhaust maintenance.
- Cleaner Air. Can make the air healthier for everyone, especially children. There will be significantly less exposure to harmful diesel emissions.
- Quiet. Electric school buses are quieter and can help reduce noise pollution.