New Voucher Program Announced by DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) has introduced the Voucher Program, a new initiative in collaboration with the Offices of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The program aims to provide $27.5 million in support to organizations involved in bringing innovative energy technologies to ...

Continue Reading →

Technology Happy Hour: Highland

On July 21st, Highland joined Virginia Clean Cities for the Technology Happy Hour. Claire Alford, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate on the Market Development team at Highland Electric Fleets, shared how Highland’s electric fleet subscription model can bring electric school buses to fleets across the nation from large to small. 

Right now is a big time for electric school buses with the first round of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program Funding Open (applications close on August ...

Continue Reading →

EPA DERA Program continues to Drive Down Diesel in Virginia

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 ...

Continue Reading →

Highland Electric Fleets— Providing School Districts a Path to Electric School Buses at Scale

Why Electric School Buses?

Yellow school buses have long been an iconic symbol of the American education system. Today,  in the United States,  they transport over 25 million school children every day. These buses are vital to transporting children to and from school, and are also statistically the safest way to make these trips. Unfortunately, traditional diesel-powered school buses emit harmful local pollutants, including NOx and particulate matter. These airborne pollutants are especially harmful to young children, as ...

Continue Reading →

Fredericksburg City Public Schools Welcomes an Electric School Bus Demonstration

On November 30th a Blue Bird electric school bus quietly made its way into Fredericksburg, Virginia and on December 1st it made some noise with a demonstration event for Fredericksburg City Pubic Schools. On Wednesday, December 1st, Fredericksburg City Public Schools, ABM, and Virginia Clean Cities came together to host an electric school bus demonstration event with Blue Bird Bus Sales of Virginia to show how electric school buses can serve the school district and its surrounding communities. 

Continue Reading →

$300,000 Remaining for Electric School Buses in Southwest and Central Virginia from Appalachian Power!

Appalachian Power is administering a program to provide grants towards the purchase of electric school buses across southwest and central Virginia. To date, they have awarded $2.1 million in grants to support 9 electric buses and their infrastructure across five school districts. Four of these districts, Amherst, Campbell, Montgomery, and Washington county schools each received grants to purchase two electric buses, and one district, Bedford county, has received funds to purchase one electric school bus. 

Continue Reading →
Page 1 of 2 12