The Electric School Bus SolutionElectrifying school buses means cleaner air for children. We’re urging Congress to invest $20 billion so school districts can make the switch from diesel to zero-emission electric power.
School buses carry millions of children to and from school every day. Nationally, 95 percent of these buses are diesel-powered. There is clear scientific evidence demonstrating the effects of diesel exhaust exposure on the human body, including asthma attacks, premature deaths, and cancer. Children are especially vulnerable to poor air quality, as their brains and respiratory systems are still developing.
A $20 billion investment from the federal government will make it possible for local school districts to transition one-fifth of all diesel school buses to zero-emission electric power. That means healthier air for millions of kids.
The Road to Clean Air
Page last updated: January 18, 2023