Record Breaking EV Bus Purchase

What’s happening? Montgomery County, Md., Public Schools Board of Education has ordered 326 new EV buses. The largest single order.

Why is this important? Funding was a package deal with the Maryland Energy Administration awarding an $817,000 grant to help offset the costs of electrification.  

How will this be important?The school is looking to offset the costs, as the buses will be used as vehicle-to-grid energy storage when not ferrying children around.

Ars Technica | Maryland school district places largest-ever order for electric buses