Electric Buses

Fact Sheet: Combatting Range Loss in Extreme Cold

2024-01-08T16:36:15-05:00

Cold weather range loss for electric vehicles is real. However, that has not stopped chilly cities from deploying electric buses and trucks. To counteract cold weather range loss, fleets have taken advantage of technological advances in electric trucks and buses and have employed mitigation and adaptation strategies. This fact sheet discuses on-the-ground success of pre-heating the interior and battery, strategic planning and adaptation, more efficient heating technology, and longer ranges with newer vehicles.

Fact Sheet: Combatting Range Loss in Extreme Cold2024-01-08T16:36:15-05:00

ChargEVC-NJ Study: Electrification of New Jersey’s School Buses

2023-12-14T12:40:44-05:00

This study explores the current landscape of school buses in New Jersey, estimates the economic and environmental impacts that come with full school bus electrification, and identifies the most crucial barriers to school bus electrification in the State, identifying specific pathways to address those issues and recommendations to make adoption feasible.

ChargEVC-NJ Study: Electrification of New Jersey’s School Buses2023-12-14T12:40:44-05:00

Randomized design evidence of the attendance benefits of the EPA School Bus Rebate Program

2023-05-31T17:46:57-04:00

Approximately 25 million children ride buses to school in the United States. While school buses are the safest school transport from an accident perspective, older buses often expose students to high levels of diesel exhaust. Because these exposures can adversely impact health, which may lead to more missed school, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has spent millions of dollars to hasten the transition of school bus fleets to cleaner vehicles. Here, we leveraged the randomized allocation of the EPA’s 2012–2017 School Bus Rebate Program funding to causally assess the district attendance impacts of upgrading buses. Districts randomly selected for funding had greater attendance improvements after the lottery than unselected districts, resulting in over 350,000 estimated additional student days of attendance each year (95% confidence interval = −70,678 to 772,865) due to the use of EPA funds.

Randomized design evidence of the attendance benefits of the EPA School Bus Rebate Program2023-05-31T17:46:57-04:00

Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan

2022-08-05T13:23:21-04:00

Seventeen U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian province of Quebec worked together through the Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Task Force, a coalition facilitated by NESCAUM, to produce a bold Action Plan for accelerating a transition to zero-emission trucks and buses.

Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan2022-08-05T13:23:21-04:00