U.S. EPA’s Clean School Bus Program supports transition to Autogas buses

Newly released details on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program provide an opportunity for school transportation directors to drastically reduce emissions in their fleet with Autogas school buses. For every LPG-powered bus purchased through the program, the EPA will provide transportation directors with up to $30,000 in rebates.

The program, which will award $5 billion over the next five years to replace existing buses with clean options, will prioritise high-need, low-income, rural, and tribal school districts. As an affordable, available energy source that provides fleets with a range of up to 400 miles on a single refuel, Autogas is an ideal option for each of these prioritised categories.

“The goal of this program is to ensure energy equity by removing as many aging, dirty diesel buses from the road as quickly as possible in areas that have been historically underserved,” said Stephen Whaley, Director of Autogas business development with the Propane Education & Research Council. “The fastest and most cost-effective way to achieve that goal is with Autogas. Propane offers the lowest total cost-of-ownership, providing savings a school district will see year-over-year. That’s how we revolutionise clean student transportation.”

In the first round of funding, scheduled to open in May, the EPA expects to award $500 million in rebates. School transportation directors interested in taking advantage of the funding should create an account on sam.gov as soon as possible to ensure they will be able to apply for the rebates. For more information, please visit this link.

25 May 2022