Electric School Bus (ESB) Roadmap
The New York State Electric School Bus Roadmap (Roadmap) [PDF] presents an overview of the key challenges, costs, funding mechanisms, and policy options involved in the effort to transition all school buses in New York State to zero-emission operation by 2035. This ambitious goal, as established in the April 2022 state budget, is driven by a strong commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance air quality for New Yorkers.
For the purposes of the Electric School Bus Roadmap (the Roadmap), “ESBs” refers to both battery-powered and hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric buses that meet the definition of zero-emission buses. However, there are no hydrogen fuel cell-powered school buses currently available or expected to be available in the next few years, so the Roadmap is focused on battery-powered buses. Future versions of this Roadmap may include more discussion of hydrogen fuel cell-powered buses as the market develops.