All new school buses sold in New York must be zero emission by 2027, and by 2035 the state requires all school buses in use to be emissions free.
“The commitment of public funds and guidance released today puts New York State schools and bus operators on a trajectory to embrace clean transportation and the benefits that it will bring,” Gov. Kathy Hochul, D, said in a statement. Zero-emission buses “will become a hallmark” of the state’s commitment to a low-carbon future, she said.
The funding through the environmental bond act “creates a pivotal opportunity that brings zero-emission school buses to the forefront of New York State’s clean energy and climate future,” NYSERDA President and CEO Doreen Harris said.