Electric School Buses Prevent More Than 600,000 Pounds of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Virginia

October 03, 2022

Since first being launched in Virginia in 2020, 15 local school districts have introduced a total of 50 electric school buses to school transportation fleets across the state. Electric school buses produce zero tailpipe emissions by running on battery power instead of fossil fuels like diesel. “Switching to electric school buses means cleaner air for our kids to breathe and a healthier planet for them to enjoy. The first electric school buses in Virginia were delivered in November 2020 under phase one of Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Initiative. School districts operating the Proterra Powered electric school buses include Alexandria City Public Schools, Augusta County Public Schools, Charles City County Public Schools, Chesapeake City Public Schools, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, Hampton City Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, Louisa County Public Schools, Middlesex County Public Schools, Pittsylvania County Public Schools, Prince William County Schools, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Waynesboro Public Schools, and Williamsburg-James City County Schools.

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