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Legislation in New Jersey provides $45 million for electric school buses

Aug. 5, 2022
The state is seeking to accelerate the transition from diesel buses to electric vehicles.

New Jersey has stepped up efforts to transition from diesel school buses to electric vehicles. 

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that allocates about $45 million over three years to acquire zero-emission buses and award them to at least six school districts or bus contractors, reports NJ Spotlight News

Officials say the pilot program could jump-start efforts to phase out all diesel school buses in favor of electric vehicles.

The state's goal is to transition from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy by mid-century. 

The pilot program also is expected to help determine the most economical and practical way to transition the entire diesel school bus fleet to electric vehicles over the next decade. 

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