CALSTART has released a new report, Zeroing in on ESBs, an inventory of electric school buses (ESBs). As of September 2021, there are 1,738 ESBs funded, ordered, delivered, and deployed across the U.S. Zeroing in on ESBs is part of CALSTART’s Zeroing in on series of zero-emission technologies inventories. Some key points from Zeroing in on ESBs:
California, Maryland, and Florida lead the country in ESB deployment.
School districts are exploring alternative deployment models such as turnkey and Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) to ease the high upfront cost of ESB adoption.