Atlanta Public Schools is partnering with Lion Electric to transition its school bus fleet from diesel to electric.
The district issued a purchase order for 25 LionC buses with funding it was awarded from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program.
School Bus Funding Collaboration
The school district selected Lion as the preferred manufacturer for its LionC, an all-electric, zero-emission school bus. District officials collaborated with Lion to identify available funding to purchase electric school buses and worked to address the district’s goals to modernize its fleet.
The district worked with Lion to ensure it received complete support to identify its transportation needs, determine budget and funding availability, and outline charging infrastructure requirements. The school district was able to acquire funding through federal and state incentives, specifically from the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, which awarded $9.875 million to the district to replace its costly and older diesel-powered school buses with clean energy, zero-emission buses.
“We look forward to embarking on this partnership with Atlanta Public Schools and delivering our LionC buses, which have revolutionized the transportation industry and are making significant, positive impacts on student and worker health, district budgets, and well-being in communities throughout the United States,” Lion Electric Senior Vice President of Commercial Development Nate A. Baguio said.