Electric School Bus Resources

STRIDE Collaborative Electric School Bus Webinar Series

V2G Webinar

This webinar provided an overview of how the power stored in the battery of an electric school bus or electric commercial vehicle can be used by the electric utility to supplement power to the electric grid, and/or by the vehicle owner for peak shaving and emergency service. This type of distributed power resource is commonly referred to as Vehicle to Grid or V2G.

The Power of Partnership Webinar

This webinar focused in on Washington County’s experiences deploying an EV bus.  There was also a discussion from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on the public health benefits of going to electric vehicles and the funding opportunities available.  The webinar included discussion from a utility provider about how easily electric buses and charging stations can be integrated into a fleet. Together these speakers provided information and the considerations needed to easily and efficiently incorporate these cost-reducing and clean buses into existing fleets.

The Future is Now Webinar

Clean Cities Georgia and the STRIDE Collaborative partnered to bring you the third webinar in STRIDE’s Electric School Bus Webinar Series.  This webinar featured presentations from electric school bus manufacturers who discussed and demonstrated that electric school buses are no longer a thing of the future, but a technology available and ready for the demands of the present day. Georgia Power also spoke about the Make Ready program which works to help facilitate a smooth transition for the addition of this new technology. Together these speakers demonstrated why the future is now for electric school buses. 

EV Fleet Experiences and Lessons Learned

During this webinar, the Ft. Payne City School System provided lessons learned from their experience adding electric school buses to their fleet. A maintenance technician and bus driver provided insights into actual day to day operational experience with electric school buses. Attendees also learned from a utility provider about how easily electric buses and charging stations can be integrated into your fleet. Together these speakers provided practical information and the considerations needed to easily and efficiently incorporate these cost-reducing and clean buses into your existing fleet.

Total Cost of Ownership Webinar

During this free webinar, Hillsborough County Schools and Argonne discussed cost analyses for school bus electrification and how electrifying can save fleets money. Jim Beekman of Hillsborough County Schools discussed a Total Cost of Ownership analysis performed for the district going over both the process of putting together a TCO analysis and the results. Andy Burnham of Argonne National Laboratory next went over an analysis using the AFLEET tool to demonstrate how school bus fleets can use the tool to calculate emission reductions and cost savings. Together these speakers discussed how school bus fleets can save green by going green and electrifying their fleets.

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.

Alternative Fuel Data Center Electric School Bus Resources

The Alternative Fuel Data Center 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.

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.

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This page is currently a work-in-progress.  Nonetheless, we would be remiss not to share the resources above with you.  If there are additional resources that you recommend we add to the page, send an e-mail to resources@stridecollaborative.org and it may be added to the site.