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Blackstone Valley Preparatory Academy will switch to electric buses thanks to EPA grant

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CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — Blackstone Valley Preparatory Academy will soon have electric vehicle school buses.

The announcement was made after the academy received a grant of approximately $9 million from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program.

The funding will be used to purchase electric vehicle school buses and build EV-compatible infrastructure.

The academy’s partner, National Express School, has a goal of only using zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

This grant from EPA will help to bring National Express School closer to achieving this goal.

EPA’s program intends to give around $5 billion to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models over the next five years.

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