East Kootenay school districts add electric buses to fleets
Two school districts in the East Kootenay are adding an electric school bus to their fleets, as part of a provincial push to cut down on transit emissions. SD5 (Southeast Kootenay) and SD6 (Rocky Mountain) each purchased one electric bus, as part of a initiative that includes 13 school districts adding 18 electric buses across B.C., according to a provincial news release.
“By shifting gears from diesel to electric school buses, these K-12 students are benefiting from our government’s work to create healthier and more sustainable learning environments across B.C.,” said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca. “Electric school buses produce zero emissions and also support CleanBC’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by the year 2030, helping build a cleaner, healthier future for all of us.”