The Yellow Bus system is the largest form of mass transit in the United States, comprising 480,000 buses carrying 25 million children every day. And it mostly runs on diesel. Electric school buses (ESB) offer a solution to address both climate and air quality concerns by eliminating tailpipe emissions, with the additional promise of long-term economic returns due to fuel savings and low maintenance costs.
The electric school bus market is rapidly evolving, and their adoption is increasing nationwide. The Colorado EV plan 2020 [link] has set ambitious goals to convert light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to 100% zero-emissions before 2050. As part of this process, state agencies are interested in engaging with key stakeholders to develop strategies to support adoption of zero emission school buses.
The Drive Clean Colorado ESB Working Group is a peer-to-peer educational opportunity for school district fleets to learn about electric school buses, and elements of sustainable transportation. At the end of the workshop, the participants will be equipped with useful knowledge that can be incorporated in their procurement process and fleet decision-making as desired.
The Work Group workshops allow attendees:
- Opportunity to learn about the technical, logistical, and financial details of school bus electrification from experts in the field
- Chance to familiarize with deployments, use cases, and lesson learned
- Creation of a friendly forum to identify opportunities and challenges of school bus electrification across Colorado
- Opportunity to break down barriers and create a cohesive group of peers
School districts – find out how to get plugged in! Contact us here [link].
And join DCC for the CTE Zero Emission Bus Conference planned to be held in Denver in September 2021! Register here [link]