Traditional diesel school buses have raised concerns over the greenhouse gases each bus emits. In an attempt to combat this, school districts have begun testing out electric school buses.
Boston Public Schools has added 20 electric school buses to its system. The school bus deployment program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving student and community health.
The school buses can carry about 70 students for up to 120 miles on a single charge. The buses now transport over 2,500 students safely and reliably to and from 42 local-area schools every day.