Environment California Research and Policy Center
THE VAST MAJORITY of school buses in the United States run on diesel, a fossil fuel that has been shown to cause numerous health problems, including asthma, bronchitis, and cancer. Diesel exhaust is also a greenhouse gas, which contributes to climate change. However, there is an alternative: zero-emission battery electric school buses. School districts can also save hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they need help making the up front investment. This report explains how to overcome that hurdle.