The Alternative Fuels Data Center has recently released an eight piece series surrounding electric school bus education. The series has been named “Flipping the Switch on Electric School Buses” and features handouts and recorded webinars. The series is catered towards K-12 schools and school bus fleets that are interested in implementing electric buses. Each part of the series focuses on a different fleet consideration for electric school buses.
The entire series can be watched as a whole step-by-step guide through the process, or you can focus on the topics that meet your specific fleet’s needs and concerns. The eight parts include:
- Electric School Bus Introduction
- Working with Electric Utilities
- Vehicle Requirements
- Charging Infrastructure
- Infrastructure Planning and Solutions
- Vehicle in Use Performance
- Driver and Technician Training
- Cost Factors
Additionally, the EPA and the DEQ have funding opportunities to assist in the cost of making the switch from old buses to new low- and zero-emission buses. The main website is available here: https://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus and applications are now open!
For more information on funding opportunities or questions, please contact Carina Trustram Eve, Co-Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org