The EPA’s Diesel Emissions and Reduction Act awarded over $15 million in school bus replacement funding throughout the United States in 2021. The most recent round of rebates awarded $1.53 million across multiple school districts in Virginia to support the transition to propane and battery-electric school buses. Of those funds, $900,000 has been awarded to Petersburg City Public Schools for Electric School Buses. Here are the awarded districts in ...
Electric School Bus Projects – Planning for Charging Stations at Your Facilities
Authored by VEIC and Virginia Clean Cities
Are you considering adding one or more electric school buses (ESBs) to your fleet? Have you heard of Virginia DEQ’s Clean School Bus Program and are thinking about applying for the second round of funding this fall? Here’s a quick overview of the major considerations for where and how to install charging stations at your ...Continue Reading →
VCC and Blue Bird Launch Virginia Electric School Bus Tour
The Inaugural Virginia Electric School Bus Tour was an enormous success!
In a partnership with Virginia Clean Cities, Blue Bird Bus Sales of Virginia launched the Virginia Electric School Bus Tour which consisted of numerous Ride & Drive events throughout the state of Virginia.
The bus traveled over 1,000 miles on Virginia roads and ...Continue Reading →
Electric Transit Buses are Here; Virtual Site Visit with Alexandria DASH
In December 2020, Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) hosted the webinar “Electric Transit Buses in Virginia: A Virtual Site Visit” to showcase the Alexandria DASH (Alexandria Driving Safely Home) facilities and their new electric buses. The webinar began with the introduction of the facility and the Commonwealth’s progress towards alternative fuel vehicles by VCC Executive Director Alleyn Harned and the General Manager of the Alexandria Transit Company Josh Baker. Guest speakers Angela Conroy of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and ...Continue Reading →