The State of the E-Bus
In New York State
All new purchased school buses must be electric in 2027. Although the state is mandating both public and private schools, it is only helping public schools acheive this goal. Reference: nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Electric-School-Buses.
As of 2027, diesel buses will no longer be purchasable.
California has been pushing ambitious incentives, including California Air Resources Board (CARB), California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP), and California Energy Commission’s School Bus Replacement Program.