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PERC Advocates for Propane School Buses

Tucker Perkins, President and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) made the case for propane-powered school buses in a letter to The Detroit News on July 5, especially timely given the upcoming Aug. 22 deadline for the 2023 federal Clean School Bus Grant Program.

Perkins points out that up to three ultra-low emission propane school buses can be purchased for every one electric bus, replacing more diesel buses faster and saving money. A propane refueling station can be installed for low or no cost with a fueling contract — a lot cheaper than a bank of chargers. And importantly, propane school buses eliminate the black smoke that comes out of a diesel tailpipe, and they dramatically reduce nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide, known triggers for issues like asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory problems.

For more information on propane school buses, visit PERC’s Resource Catalog or go to your NPGA member dashboard and click on the new Propane Buses tab.