The Electric Bus Learning Project (EBLP) helps interested bus fleets in many parts of Oregon* to start electrifying. We do that with virtual learning forums, trainings, and personalized consultation including site visits.
Of Oregon’s 9,492 buses (7,492 school buses and about 2,000 public transit buses), only 25 are electric as of May 2021. The rest run on internal combustion engines, mostly diesel.
Electric buses cost less to fuel and maintain. With no tailpipe emissions, they are healthy for passengers, drivers, climate and communities alike. But e-buses cost a lot up front, and it’s hard work for a fleet to electrify (the pandemic has already made the work of bus fleets harder). The EBLP supplies information, support and a learning community. Fleets that participate become well prepared for the funding opportunities that are emerging.
See below for EBLP’s past events and speakers, and upcoming events and speakers.
*Because EBLP is funded by Pacific Power’s Electric Mobility Fund, it serves bus fleets in that utility’s territory, which includes but is not limited to many parts of Central and Southern Oregon, Corvallis, Albany, Pendleton, Astoria, Seaside, etc.