Illinois is proposing to spend more of its VW settlement money on electric school buses than any other state.
Schools are letting out, and that means many yellow buses are headed to storage. But what if instead of sitting idle for much of the summer, school buses had a seasonal job helping to balance the electric grid?
The state of Illinois is about to test that potential with what environmental groups say could be the start of a transformational investment for both air quality and the electric grid.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to spend $10.8 million of its Volkswagen settlement money on electric school buses, a larger carve out than any other state (Article)