More electric school buses are coming, but are we ready?

Read the full story at the Peoria Journal-Star.

Electric school buses are starting to appear in central Illinois, and more are on the way thanks to a $1 billion federal grant. 

Producing zero emissions, the buses are a great choice for the environment and the health of children, but critics worry that the technology and infrastructure are not ready for electric to be adopted in a big way.  

Administrators at a school district in Peoria County learned pretty quickly that electric has limitations. Hollis Consolidated School District got a brand-new electric school bus in 2020 with money from the settlement of the Edwards coal plant lawsuit. While the bus works great for the district’s daily 30-mile route, it left a group of children stranded during a field trip to Tanners Orchard in 2021. 

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