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Op-Ed: Going All-Electric May Mean Higher Costs, Emissions

Acquiring electric buses and the requisite infrastructure can have the unintended consequence of having more kids riding on older buses, generating higher overall fleet emissions, due to cutbacks on the basic turnover of the existing fleet.

New research has found that nitrogen oxide emissions measured from propane school buses are about 95% less than those measured from diesel buses. Shown here are Blue Bird Vision propane school buses.
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Study Shows Propane School Buses Reduce Harmful Emissions

In research conducted by West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions, distance-specific nitrogen oxide emissions measured from propane buses were about 95% less than those measured from diesel buses.

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