III. ESTABLISH EV PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GOALS
Zero-tailpipe electric buses provide safer public transportation by producing significantly fewer carbon emissions and reducing harmful air pollution in our communities. Electric buses have considerable savings maintenance and fuel costs, compared to combustion engine buses, even though their purchase price is higher. Additionally, the purchase price of electric buses is falling fast with advancements in battery technology. While electric transit and school buses have many similarities there are significant enough differences including how they are driven, price points and how they interact with the grid, that we are choosing to separate the two and address them individually.