Electric School Buses are a performance upgrade over their diesel burning counterparts. With federal incentives and rising diesel prices, electric school buses can help schools save money that can be used for educational resources. The Beneficial Electrification League has created this short video on why a school would choose to deploy electric school buses. Feel free to share it!
The Beneficial Electrification League is collaborating with electric cooperatives and municipal utilities to support electric utilities interested in working with school districts to access funding for electric school buses and electric infrastructure.
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Electric School Bus: The eLION Effect
BEL Chair Gary Connett, BEL President Keith Dennis, and Great River Energy’s David Ranallo discuss the first electric cooperative school bus project in 2017 as part of the Community Storage Initiative, a predecessor organization to the Beneficial Electrification League.
Talking to Utilities about ESB
The Beneficial Electrification League has created a short write-up on the importance of talking to utilities early and often about electric school buses and charging stations.
Electric School Bus Initiative Sponsors
Project Partners and Participants
The Beneficial Electrification League is a convenor for this project. Our primary participants are Generation and Transmission cooperatives and distribution cooperatives that collectively represent over 350 distribution cooperatives across more than 32 states.