Schools Going Electric in the North Country

We take you to Malone Central School, one of the first school districts in the North Country buying electric buses. We’ll talk with the Superintendent about how the school district is trying out 4 new electric buses that arrived in the past several months.

Malone CSD bought the buses in advance of a mandate by the State of New York that all buses purchased after 2027 be electric or zero-emission. Federal EPA grant money helped the school district buy the buses for about 60-thousand dollars each, far below the cost of a new gas or diesel bus. The grant money also helped cover the cost up the equipment and infrastructure needed to charge the buses’ batteries.