June 17, 2024

battery electric buses (BEBs)

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.
Thomas Built Buses
Conn. Governor Set to Sign Expansive Clean Transportation Bill
The Connecticut legislature passed three bills related to clean transportation, zero-carbon electricity and solar generation caps.
Connecticut Department of Transportation
‘Innovative Rate Design’ Key to Bus Electrification, ConnDOT Says
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority heard from ConnDOT for an investigation of integration of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.
New Flyer of America
Massachusetts Transit Bill Seeks Fast Track for Electrification
A bill on public transit electrification in Massachusetts would set a goal of transitioning all bus and rail service by 2035.
Martha's Vineyard Transit Author
‘Buy America’ Hampers Martha’s Vineyard E-bus Plan, Official Says
Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority Administrator Angela Gompert says battery vendors must catch up to the reality of the FTA’s ‘Buy America’ requirements.
USA Rare Earth
Critical Minerals: America’s Achilles Heel?
An OurEnergyPolicy webinar focused on the importance of minerals to U.S. decarbonization and the vulnerability created by relying on imports.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Electric Bus Program to ‘Kick into High Gear,’ ConnDOT Says
New England transit officials say the biggest challenge to transitioning state bus fleets to electric is not procurement, but upgrading fleet garages.
Nevada DEP
Nevada Awarding $8M to Replace Diesels
The state of Nevada is awarding up to $8 million in grants to permanently replace diesel trucks and buses with cleaner vehicles.
Hawaii Department of Transportation
Hawaii Incentives Aim to Replace Diesels with EVs
The Hawaii State Energy Office is partnering with the Dept. of Health to give away $2.1 million in rebates to incentivize diesel vehicle owners to go electric.

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