Hawaii DOE awarded nearly $5M for electric school buses

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Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 10:07 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 4, 2022 at 10:59 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Department of Education has been awarded nearly $5 million to begin electrifying school bus fleets.

It’s all part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s clean school bus program rebate.

The DOE is planning to buy 20 electric buses and five compressed natural gas buses.

It will replace traditional diesel-powered models over the next two years.

The EPA received about 2,000 applications from across the country for more than 12,000 buses.

Click here for more information about the program.