MCPS Celebrates Adding 61 Additional Electric Buses to Lead the Nation in School Bus Electrification

by MCS Staff

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Highland Electric Fleets, Inc. will celebrate the recent addition of 61 electric school buses (for a total of 86) to the MCPS bus fleet. This gives MCPS the largest electrified school bus fleet in the nation.

MCPS will hold a press conference and reception 10:30am on Monday, October 24th at Walter Johnson High School that will include Montgomery County and MCPS officials with 15 electric school buses available to tour with rides available to the nearby Bethesda Bus Depot to examine the electric charging infrastructure.

“MCPS is committed to being a good steward of natural resources and doing its part to protect the environment.” On a typical school day, MCPS diesel buses use approximately 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel, emitting greenhouse gasses and harmful matter from tailpipes. Replacing the diesel bus fleet with electric buses brings MCPS one step closer to its pledge of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from its bus fleet to 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035.

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