Clean School Bus Resources
US DOT's Rural Electric Vehicle Toolkit
This toolkit is an excellent resource to help rural communities scope, plan, and fund EV charging infrastructure and also provides information on some of the reasons why rural individuals and fleets should consider electrification.
World Resources Institute Electric School Bus Resources
The World Resources Institute has put out a variety of resources for districts looking into electric school buses including a step-by-step guide. Resources include an overview of the electric school bus market and available models, as well as a detailed guide to assist school districts in engaging with their electric utility.
Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Technical Assistance
The EPA is partnering with The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation and the National Renewable Laboratory to offer clean school bus technical assistance to school districts, including information and tools needed to successfully plan and deploy clean school buses and infrastructure. They have expertise in a wide range of clean school bus deployment topics, such as electric bus basics, charging equipment, utility connections, bus performance, and operational considerations like routing and maintenance. Please contact the Joint Office to learn more or to ask a technical question.
Alternative Fuel Data Center Electric School Bus Resources
The Alternative Fuel Data Center (AFDC) has put together a series of webinars on electric school bus deployment. These educational webinars and handouts provide information about the benefits of electric school buses and examples of their use. Explore the resources in this series called “Flipping the Switch on Electric School Buses” through a variety of topics.
In addition to the webinars, the AFDC provides tools and widgets about alternative fuel vehicles. Some of the most notable are calculators that compare the cost of alternative fuels to the cost of standard gasoline and the emissions and percentages used for each fuel type.
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