Resource library

Electric School Bus Initiative
Reskilling the Workforce: Training Needs for Electric School Bus Operators and Maintenance Technicians

The article explores the training needs for electric school bus operators and maintenance technicians, emphasizing challenges, solutions, and recommendations for a fair and effective transition to fleet electrification.

Exploring Pathways to 100% Electric School Bus Adoption

Electrifying CanadTo kick off its conference Electrifying Canada’s School Bus Fleet: Challenges, Lessons Learned and Solutions, the Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance (CESBA) – led by Équiterre and Green Communities Canada – has launched its first study Pathways for Canadian Electric School Bus Adoption produced by Dunsky Energy+Climate on May 30 at 10 am ET, during its first panel ‘Exploring Pathways to 100% Electric School Bus Adoption’.

Pathways for Canadian Electric School Bus Adoption (executive summary)

This is the executive summary of the report by the Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance (CESBA) that examines the feasibility and benefits of transitioning the entire Canadian school bus fleet to electric vehicles by 2040, emphasizing key recommendations for immediate federal action regarding logistics, funding, policy regulation, and education in the context of a climate emergency.

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance & Dunsky Energy + Climate
Pathways for Canadian Electric School Bus Adoption

The report by the Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance (CESBA) examines the feasibility and benefits of transitioning the entire Canadian school bus fleet to electric vehicles by 2040, emphasizing key recommendations for immediate federal action regarding logistics, funding, policy regulation, and education in the context of a climate emergency.

Ecology Action Centre
Fact Sheet: Federal funding and Financing Opportunties

This is a list of federal funding and financing opportunities to accelerate the transition to electric school buses.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Jayne Loves Her Electric School Bus!

In recognition of Healthy Environment for Learning Day (April 27, 2023), the CCNB asked students and the driver of New Brunswick’s first electric school bus what they think of their electric school bus.

Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Charging Ahead – Electric School Buses For Our Kids

This is a video of Victoria BC students enjoying their ride on one of the school district’s electric buses.

Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Driving Change: The Electric School Bus: A teaching tool for hopeful climate action

Educators will outline the importance of climate change education and the use of the electric school bus as a tool for teaching about climate change, climate action, and hope.

Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
Leading the charge: Electric school buses in PEI

This is PEI’s story of how they are leading the charge in transitioning their school bus fleets to electric.

Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
It’s Time to Shift

This infography describes the various benefits of shifting to electric school buses across Canada.

Electric Autonomy Canada
Creating a secure, connected future for vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians

The event comprises a panel discussion on the future of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), highlighting the evolving wireless communication technologies and vehicle advancements for safer and integrated mobility. It involves municipal stakeholders, transport authorities, the automotive industry, infrastructure providers, and governments in ensuring the secure and effective realization of C-ITS potential.

Task Force on School Bus Safety
Strengthening School Bus Safety in Canada

The report emphasizes that school buses are notably the safest mode of transportation for children due to their stringent safety standards and structural features designed specifically for child protection. It acknowledges opportunities for enhancing safety measures further, such as driver assistance, external safety features, and occupant protection, as identified by the Task Force and the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities.

Health Effects Institute
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Selected Health Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution

This comprehensive scientific review examines the evidence for associations between several adverse health effects and traffic-related air pollution (TRAP).

Infrastructure Canada
Zero Emission Transit Fund Applicant Guide

The Zero Emission Transit Fund Applicant Guide provides comprehensive instructions and criteria for transit agencies seeking funding to transition their fleets to zero-emission vehicles. It outlines eligibility requirements, application procedures, and guidelines for the deployment of eco-friendly transportation solutions, fostering a sustainable future for public transit systems.

Earth Rangers
Green Routes to the Future: Electric School Buses

Webpage of Earth Rangers’ program which empowers students to design and implement environmental action projects while learning about ESBs.

#English #Ontario #Initiative
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption: Watt’s Next?

This report describes the advantages and various challenges associated with electrifying school buses, and presents recommendations to expedite the electrification process.

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption in Quebec

This policy brief explores the political context, benefits, and challenges related to electric school buses, along with specific policy recommendations for Quebec.

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption in Prince Edward Island

This policy brief explores the political context, benefits, and challenges related to electric school buses, along with specific policy recommendations for Prince Edward Island.

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption in Ontario

This policy brief explores the political context, benefits, and challenges related to electric school buses, along with specific policy recommendations for Ontario.

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption in New Brunswick

This policy brief explores the political context, benefits, and challenges related to electric school buses, along with specific policy recommendations for New Brunswick.

 

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption in Canada

This policy brief explores the political context, benefits, and challenges related to electric school buses, along with specific policy recommendations for the Federal Government of Canada.

 

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption in British Columbia

This policy brief explores the political context, benefits, and challenges related to electric school buses, along with specific policy recommendations for British Columbia.

Pollution Probe
An Electric School Bus Strategy for Ontario

This report explores the environmental, social and economic opportunities ESBs offer Ontario, and lays out a series of priority actions that can be led concurrently and consecutively by key stakeholder groups.

Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Electric School Buses and Environmental Justice: Ensuring a Fair Transition

Presentation of WRI’s working paper Equity Framework to Guide the ESB Initiative, followed by a panel discussion about equity issues in Canada’s ESB transition.

#English #Canada #United States #Webinar
Pembina Institute
Canada’s Pathway to Net-Zero for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks and Buses

This report explores Canada’s ZeroX2040 national strategy, outlining policy recommendations to electrify MHDV and build the necessary charging infrastructure.

#English #Canada #Report
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Vehicle-to-Grid and Electric School Buses

This report explores V2G technology, its services and application to electric school buses in Canadian provinces.

#English #Canada #Report
Indigenous Clean Energy
Electric Vehicles in Rural and Remote Communities

This report discusses EV adoption in rural areas, addressing unique challenges like grid integration, distance from centers, and cold climates.

#English #Canada #Report
Pembina Institute
Power Boost

A report highlighting the environmental, health and, more particularly, financial benefits of electrifying Ontario’s school bus fleets.

#English #Ontario #Report
Electric School Bus Initiative
Electric School Bus Initiative Advocacy Stakeholder Analysis

This paper identifies and gathers information regarding advocacy stakeholders in the transition to ESBs in the U.S.

#English #United States #Report
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Brief – Federal Budget Consultations 2024

This brief provides an overview of federal funding for ESB and presents 2024 budget recommendations from CESBA.

#English #Canada #Report
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
CESBA July 2023 Newsletter

Latest CESBA updates, and electric school bus related work and news.

#English #Canada
Electric Autonomy Canada
How to Set up Charging Infrastructure at a Fleet Depot

Webinar covering the key steps to planning and installing depot charging, applying for grants, choosing charging hardware and working with utilities.

#English #Canada #Webinar
Electric School Bus Initiative
How to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Electric School Bus Batteries

Opportunities and barriers of battery repurposing and recycling so that school districts, vehicle manufacturers and policymakers can set a foundation to build a circular value chain.

#English #United States #Report
Electric School Bus Initiative
8 Things to Know about Electric School Bus Repowers

Overview of the benefits of repowers, including power purchase price, supply chain benefits and promoting a circular economy.

#English #United States #Factsheet
nature sustainability
Randomized design evidence of the attendance benefits of the EPA School Bus Rebate Program

Study looking at the allocation of funding for school bus replacements and retrofits to causally assess the impacts of upgrading buses on student attendance.

#English #United States #Study
Climate Caucus
Electrifying School Buses

Presentation on school bus electrification in Canada, benefits, resources, best practices and initiatives.

#English #Canada #Webinar
Electric School Bus Initiative
All About Electric School Bus Battery Safety

Information on the testing standards and safety mechanisms for ESB batteries, statistics about vehicle thermal events, and training opportunities for technicians and first responders.

#English #United States #Factsheet
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Accelerating Electric School Bus Adoption in Nova Scotia

Policy brief addressing the state of school bus electrification in Nova Scotia, its importance and the progress still needed.

#English #Atlantic #Factsheet
Volts
Getting electric school buses in the hands of school districts

Podcast episode with Highland Electric Fleets about their alternative business model for helping school districts electrify their fleets.

#English #United States
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
CESBA February 2023 Newsletter

Latest CESBA updates, and electric school bus related work and news.

#English #Canada
EcoSchools Canada
Yellow School Buses Go Green

Presentation by the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment about the 2023 HELD campaign promoting the electrification of school buses.

#English #Canada #Webinar
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Brief – Federal Budget Consultations 2023

This brief provides an overview of federal funding for ESB and presents 2023 budget recommendations from CESBA.

#English #Canada #Report
World Resources Institute
The Equity Framework to Guide the Electric School Bus Initiative

The rationale and process for incorporating an equity perspective into school transportation electrification advocacy work.

#English #United States #Tool
Electrification Coalition
V2X Implementation Guide

Steps for key stakeholders to take to deploy V2X-enabled ESBs to provide emergency backup power, and potential funding opportunities to facilitate their deployment for resilience purposes.

#English #United States #Tool
SAFE & Electrification Coalition
Resiliency and Electric School Buses: Creating Mobile Power Units through V2X Capability

Webinar on how electric school buses with vehicle-to-everything technology can serve as emergency mobile power units and enhance infrastructure resilience.

#English #United States #Webinar
Zonar
Think Outside Your Budget

White Paper on finding and securing opportunities outside the traditional school budget.

#English #United States #Tool
ENGIE
Developing your plan for an electric bus fleet

White Paper on how energy planners can optimize the value of an electric school bus fleet.

#English #United States #Tool
IC Bus
The Electric Bus Journey: Granting and Beyond

White Paper on the important factors to consider for transitioning a school bus fleet, from grant funding programs to collaboration with key stakeholders.

#English #United States #Tool
World Resources Institute
Dataset of U.S. School Bus Fleets

Information on the composition of school bus fleets in the United States, including the model year, fuel type, manufacturer, seating capacity and ownership model.

#English #United States #Database
World Resources Institute
The ESB Initiative Resource Library

Resources on the school bus electrification in the United States, featuring success stories, articles and factsheets for transportation managers.

#English #United States #Resource library
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
CESBA December 2022 Newsletter

Latest CESBA updates, and electric school bus related work and news.

#English #Canada
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
Making an effective case for school bus electrification

Workshop on the benefits of electric school buses and the strategies for engaging stakeholders around it, drawing on the U.S. experience.

#English #Canada #United States #Webinar
Pembina Institute
Closing the Loop: B.C.’s role in recycling battery metals and minerals to power the electric vehicle revolution

Recommendations for the B.C. government to better position itself in the electric vehicles battery sector.

#English #British Columbia #Report
Drive Electric Campaign
Overview of Drive Electric Campaign

Interactive tool providing an overview of the progress and commitment to electric vehicles around the world.

#English #International #Tool
World Resources Institute
Electric School Bus Initiative

Webpage of the U.S.-based Electric School Bus Initiative.

#English #United States #Initiative
Electric Mobility Canada
Provincial and Territorial Zero-Emission Vehicle Scorecard

Report tracking Canadian sub-national leadership in ZEV strategies, policies and investments.

#English #Canada #Report
Lion Electric
How-To: Implement a complete charging infrastructure solution in 6 easy steps

Important considerations for electric bus and other heavy-duty vehicles charging.

#English #Canada #United States #Tool
Electrification Coalition
Electric School Buses program

Webpage of the Electric School Buses program of the U.S.-based Electrification Coalition.

#English #United States #Initiative
Electric School Bus Coalition
Electric School Bus Coalition

Webpage of the U.S.-based Electric School Bus Coalition.

#English #United States #Initiative
Alliance for Electric School Buses
Alliance for Electric School Buses

Webpage of the U.S.-based Alliance for Electric School Buses.

#English #United States #Initiative
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
CESBA October 2022 Newsletter

Latest CESBA updates, and electric school bus related work and news.

#English #Canada
Electric Autonomy Canada
Alternative Fuels: On the road, rails and in the sky

Webinar series examining the issues surrounding the adoption of low-carbon fuels and solutions to overcome them.

#English #Canada #Webinar
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
P.E.I.’s Electric School Bus Build-Up

Lessons from Prince Edward Island, one of Canada’s leading jurisdictions in school transportation electrification.

#English #Atlantic #Factsheet
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Electric school buses help meet our climate goals

Plea for electrification of the New Brunswick government’s school bus fleet.

#English #Atlantic #Article
Propulsion Québec
Transporteur+: Electric from home to school

Review of electric bus technologies and their charging systems, future developments, and key steps to consider for successful deployment to small and medium-sized school bus operators.

#English #Québec #Tool
Canadian Electric School Bus Alliance
CESBA Summer 2022 Newsletter

Latest CESBA updates, and electric school bus related work and news.

#English #Canada
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
The Benefits and Challenges of Electrifying New Brunswick’s School Bus Fleet

Learn about the issue of electric school buses in the Maritimes in this recorded webinar co-hosted in partnership with Ecology Action Centre.

#English #Webinar #Maritimes
Lion Electric
Understanding Charging Options for Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles

Presentation and comparaison of the advantages and disadvantages of the various vehicle charging options available or in development.

#English #Canada #United States #Article
Pembina & Dunsky
Electric School Buses: The benefits to British Columbians and options for accelerating the transition

Report quantifying the potential climate, health, and economic benefits of electric school buses adoption in BC and assessing the policy options to accelerate it.

#English #British Columbia #Report
World Resources Institute
Electric School Bus U.S. Market Study and Buyer’s Guide

Comprehensive overview of the U.S. electric school bus market with a catalog of electric school bus models available.

#English #United States #Study
Lion Electric
How-To: A Roadmap to Fleet Electrification

Checklist of elements to consider in the process of electrifying a heavy vehicle fleet.

#Canada #United States #Tool
Pollution Probe, Delphi Group & CPCHE
Opportunities for Accelerating School Bus Electrification in Ontario

White Paper reviewing the health and economic development opportunities for school bus electrification in Ontario and best practices elsewhere.

#English #Ontario #Report
Chispa
Clean Buses for Healthy Niños

Chispa’s Clean Buses for Healthy Niños campaign webpage.

#English #United States #Initiative
World Resources Institute
Electric School Buses and the EPA Clean School Bus Program

Presentation as part of the Electric School Bus Initiative about the U.S. EPA new Clean School Bus Program and the ways to leverage it for your school district and community.

#English #United States #Webinar
World Resources Institute
Why Electric School Buses

Template pitch deck developed as part of the Electric School Bus Initiative for people to use in promoting electric school buses to their school districts and communities.

#English #United States #Tool
World Resources Institute
Power Planner for Electric School Bus Deployment

Guide developed as part of the Electric School Bus Initiative to help school districts prepare for discussions with their electric utility about school bus electrification.

#English #United States #Tool
World Resources Institute
Electric School Buses: Stories from the Field

Discussion with community leaders who work to bring the benefits of electric school buses to their schools to learn about their motivations, obstacles, path to solutions and other solutions in their journey.

#English #United States #Webinar
Pollution Probe
Municipal ZEV Platform

Resource library for municipal stakeholders working on electric vehicles deployment.

#English #Canada #Resource library
CALSTART
Zero-Emission Technology Inventory

Interactive online resource to establish a current and shared knowledge base for worldwide commercially available offerings of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

#English #International #Tool
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Switching to Electric School Buses

Factsheet about the health impacts of diesel, gasoline and propane school buses and the benefits of transitioning New Brunswick’s school bus fleet to fully electric.

#Atlantic #Canada #Factsheet
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Mobilizing Evidence: Activating Change on Traffic-Related Air Pollution (TRAP) Health Impacts

Review of the adverse effects of traffic-related air pollution on human health and the prevention and protection measures that can be taken to improve the associated health outcomes.

#English #Canada #Report
David Suzuki Foundation
Decarbonizing Electricity and Decolonizing Power: Voices, Insights and Priorities from Indigenous Clean Energy Leaders

Recommendations of themes for decolonization of power structures and empowerment of indigenous communities needed to guide planning and development towards achieving a zero-emissions energy sector by 2035 in Canada.

#English #Canada #Report
Équiterre & David Suzuki Foundation
Decarbonization of heavy-duty transport in North America: Making climate justice central to the process

Overview of the links between environmental justice and heavy-duty transportation, and recommendations on the Action Plan of the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Task Force led by the NESCAUM.

#English #Canada #United States
David Suzuki Foundation
Shifting Power: Zero-Emissions Electricity Across Canada by 2035

Modelling study exploring two scenarios to zero-emissions electricity by 2035 in Canada.

#French #Canada
World Resources Institute
Progress from Our Northern Neighbors in Prince Edward Island

Progress from Our Northern Neighbors in Prince Edward Island

#English #Article
Équiterre
Réflexions pour une transition énergétique juste et efficace dans le transport scolaire

Recommendations to facilitate the electrification of school buses in Québec emanating from the work done in the context of the My Electric Bus campaign.

#French #Québec #Report
Équiterre
My Electric Bus

Presentation of the My Electric Bus campaign, aimed at sensitizing and supporting the various players in the school transportation sector in its transition to electrification.

#English #Québec #Initiative
Équiterre
Électrifier son parc d’autobus scolaires

Discussion with Stéphane Pascalon, expert in vehicle electrification, on the benefits and aspects of transportation electrification in Quebec as part of the My Electric Bus campaign.

#French #Québec #Webinar
Équiterre
Démystifier la recharge pour un parc d’autobus scolaires

Presentation by Hydro-Québec and the Ministère des transports du Québec on tips and tools for recharging school buses as part of the My Electric Bus campaign.

#French #Québec #Webinar
Équiterre
Visite virtuelle à l’usine de Lion Électrique

Virtual tour of Lion Electric’s electric bus manufacturing facility as part of the My Electric Bus campaign.

#French #Québec #Webinar
Équiterre and Dunsky
Autobus scolaires électriques – Impulser leur déploiement au Québec

Study documenting the barriers to the deployment of electric school buses in Quebec and proposing recommendations to the Quebec government.

#French #Québec #Report
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
A cost benefit analysis of a V2G-capable electric school bus compared to a traditional diesel school bus

Evaluation of the costs and benefits associated with the use of electric vehicles to determine the cost effectiveness of V2G-capable electric school bus compared to a traditional diesel school bus.

#English #United States #Study
Electrification Coalition
Advancing Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Adoption

Policy recommendations to accelerate the adoption of vehicle-to-grid technology across all electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the US.

#English #United States #Report
PennPIRG Education Fund
Electric School Buses and the Grid

Benefits of using V2G-enabled school buses and policy recommendations for accelerating their deployment.

#English #United States #Report
For Our Kids
Electric School Bus Backgrounder

FAQ on electric school buses’ health and climate impacts and funding.

#English #Canada #Factsheet
For Our Kids
Our Electric School Bus Campaign – BC

Information on the state of school bus electrification in British Columbia and ways to get involved, featuring material for parents.

#English #British Columbia #Initiative
For Our Kids
Our Electric School Bus Campaign

Information on the state of school bus electrification in Canada and ways to get involved, featuring material for parents.

#English #Canada #Initiative
Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment
2019 HELD Campaign – Diesel

Information and resources from the 2019 Healthy Environments for Learning Day campaign, focused on diesel emissions and children’s health.

#English #Canada #Initiative
Health Canada
Air Pollution: What are diesel and gasoline exhaust?

Factsheet about the origins of diesel and gasoline exhaust, its health effects and how to protect oneself from them, and government actions to improve air pollution.

#English #Canada #Factsheet