Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - November 30, 2023
NY Allocates $100 Million for Zero-Emission School Buses
New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced $100 million is available for zero-emission school buses from the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022.
The New York School Bus Incentive Program provides funding to make clean buses and the associated charging infrastructure more affordable for public school districts and bus operators.
New York State has a requirement that all school buses are to be zero-emissions by 2035.
“New York State is empowering school districts to embrace zero-emission school buses which will provide our leaders of tomorrow with healthy and clean transportation today,” Governor Hochul said in a statement. “Ensuring electric school buses are at the forefront of student transport is a critical health investment and demonstrates the benefits of clean energy while reducing harmful emissions to improve air quality and protect our precious environment.”
Administered by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), NYSBIP provides incentives to eligible school bus fleet operators that purchase zero-emission battery electric vehicles (BEV) or hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).
The program also provides rebates to eligible school bus fleet operators who purchase and install eligible charging infrastructure in association with newly purchased zero-emission school buses.
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