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California Commits to Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet by 2040

December 18, 2018

California regulators have committed the state to ending fossil fuel use for its roughly 12,000-strong transit bus fleet by 2040, another long-term commitment to reducing the state’s carbon emissions that’s already being driven by the economics of electrifying transit and school buses.

Last week’s unanimous decision by the California Air Resources Board requires all newly purchased buses to be carbon-free by 2029, a classification that could include electric buses or hydrogen fuel cell-powered buses, and would phase out all diesel or natural-gas-powered buses by 2040.

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