Study: Electric Buses Already Emit Less Carbon Than Diesel Buses, in Any State

By [email protected] Electric buses are only as clean as the grid that charges them. When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, buses are already better than the competition.

Buses charged by electricity result in fewer carbon emissions than conventional diesel buses in any part of the U.S. electrical grid, a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists found.

The research informs the ongoing debate over the future of bus procurement. As municipalities and transit agencies pursue cleaner buses, they have a few options other than diesel: natural gas powered, diesel-electric hybrid or full electric.

Bus customers have to weigh several factors: upfront cost, total cost

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