Beyond just air pollution, electric vehicles reduce noise pollution. On average, a school bus produces noise levels of 85 decibels and the EPA recommends avoiding anything higher than 80 decibels.
Research finds that “EV buses, with their far lower fuel, operating and maintenance costs, exhibit lower lifetime costs than diesel and CNG [compressed natural gas] buses,” and according to one study, electric buses (including transit) can deliver $50,000 in savings per bus per year.
The average efficiency of the electric buses equates to approximately 17.5 miles per diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) while the average fuel economy of the CNG buses equates to about 4.5 miles per DGE.
As Haggiag says, electric buses help eliminate air pollution as they are not powered by fossil fuels, but by sustainable resources. They have zero tailpipe emissions, including nitrogen oxide and particulate matter
Your district can leverage First Student’s scale to bring down the price of electric school buses. By bringing down the upfront price you can electrify larger portions of your fleet and have an even bigger impact on our global environment, our community, and our students.