The Electric Bus Learning Project (EBLP) helps interested bus fleets in many parts of Oregon* to start electrifying. We do that with Electric Bus newsletters, 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 about 25 will be electricBy the end of the 22-23 school year. 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. However, 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.
Check out this helpful electric bus 101 resource and scroll below for recorded events and speakers, in addition to upcoming opportunities to learn more.