31 Southeastern School Districts Selected for EPA Electric School Bus Funding

May 29, 2024
Contact: Amy Rawe, SACE, 865-235-1448, [email protected]      

SACE congratulates the students and community members of over 31 school districts in the Southeast on receiving funding through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Rebate Program to make their communities cleaner and safer while improving their transportation budget’s bottom line. 354 electric buses will be rolling into the Southeast (3,400 nationwide) providing $114 million in savings to their local school districts. To date, the program has funded almost $3 billion nationally and 1,392 electric buses in our region!

Kids who ride electric school buses to school are getting a healthier trip to school. One that is not exposing their developing lungs to asthma and cancer causing pollution because electric school buses don’t have a tailpipe like fossil-fueled buses.

Additionally, electric school buses account for less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of diesel- or propane-burning buses, helping us lower the risk of a warming planet. For communities across the Southeast that are ground zero for rising heat, sea-levels, and catastrophic hurricanes knowing that these buses reduce carbon pollution that is driving these threats is a double benefit.

To learn more, read the blog post: 31 Southeastern School Districts Selected for EPA Electric School Bus Funding

About the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Since 1985, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has worked to promote responsible and equitable energy choices to ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at www.cleanenergy.org.