California, known for its leadership in adopting progressive environmental policies, has taken another step toward reducing air pollution by setting an ambitious goal: converting all of the state’s school buses to de -electric vehicle by 2035. This initiative, recently announced by Governor Gavin Newsom, seeks to improve air quality and protect the health of students.
School transportation is an essential part of daily life for millions of California students. However, traditional school buses, which run on fossil fuels, emit large amounts of pollutants that harm the environment and human health. Switching to electric school buses is an important solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality in school communities.
The goal of having 100% electric school buses by 2035 is a bold but achievable step. California has already shown its commitment to electric mobility by setting a similar goal for passenger cars, with the goal of all new vehicles sold in the state being electric by 2035. This new goal for school bus is a logical step in the right direction.