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.