New York state’s school districts are required to replace their gas and diesel-powered buses with electric buses by 2035. And in just 3 and half years, by 2027, districts will no longer be able to purchase buses that are gas or diesel-powered. 

It’s a huge undertaking, and districts are struggling with the costs of the electric buses, as well as the electric infrastructure to power them. 

But there are multiple grant opportunities and other pots of money that districts can dip into to help with these purchases.

“Resources are available to pay the differential cost for an electric school bus, to plan for that future, as well as to upgrade the grid infrastructure needed,” New York State Energy Research & Development Agency (NYSERDA) President and CEO Doreen Harris told Capital Tonight

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