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June 13, 2024

Battery Electric Buses (BEB)

EPA
Electric School Buses Get $900M Boost from EPA
The Clean School Bus program’s focus on the risks diesel emissions pose to children’s health and the benefits of electric school buses has made it less controversial than other Biden administration transportation electrification initiatives.
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‘Converting to EVs not Sufficient’ to Reach Climate Goals
Federal and state policy paradigms are moving from a focus on promoting travel in single passenger vehicles to a broader understanding of different modes of mobility.
Valley School District
New Wash. Law Seeks to Accelerate Electric School Bus Adoption

Washington is poised to start phasing in electric school buses after lawmakers approved a bill directing the Department of Ecology to help school districts convert their existing diesel fleets.

NJ DEP
NJ Launches Electric School Bus Program With Bidirectional Incentives
New Jersey does not allow electric buses to send electricity directly to the grid, but a program offers up to $50,000 in additional support for projects that use a “vehicle-to-building” strategy.
California Energy Commission
CEC Approves $1.9B for ZEV Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission approved a plan for spending $1.85 billion over the next four years to expand zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the state.

Lion Electric
EPA Awards $965M in Grants from Clean School Bus Program
EPA awarded $965 million in grants to purchase almost 2,700 electric school buses, the second funding round in the agency’s $5 billion Clean School Bus Program.  
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New Jersey Senate Advances Electric School Bus Pilot Program
New Jersey would allocate $15 million from the current state budget for the first year of the state’s electric school bus program.
CARB
Popular Incentive Dropped from CARB’s $624M EV Funding Package

The agency approved a $624 million clean transportation incentive funding package but said goodbye to a flagship program that helped consumers buy zero-emission vehicles.

ENDERA
NJ Commits Millions for EV Vans, College Campus Decarbonization
NJ Transit, the state's mass transit agency, will spend $3.8 million on 19 electric vans as the agency pushes for modernization.
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NY Makes Down Payment on School Bus Electrification
New York state has issued the roadmap for its first-in-the-nation school bus electrification program and is preparing to draw the first tranche from a $500 million pot of money to start carrying it out.

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