The unhealthiest air a child breathes throughout the day is often on the drive to and from school, due to the noxious diesel fumes that permeate the cabin. But there is a solution to a dirty school bus fleet on the horizon – all-electric school buses are here at scale, and soon we may see many more of them on the road.
We can all agree, no one deserves cleaner air than our kids.
As part of its proposed Build Back Better recovery plan, the Biden administration has discussed ambitious plans to convert the entire school bus fleet in the United States to zero-emission by 2030. That would amount to replacing about 500,000 school buses that are currently on the road with electric buses in less than a decade. That would be no small task.
There’s good news – it can probably be done. The next generation of school buses will be zero-emission. Here’s how Lion Electric could participate in such an initiative.