On Monday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) celebrated new electric buses that officials say mark MCPS as having the largest electric school fleet in the nation.
After a press conference at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, attendees rode along in a new bus to the Bethesda Bus Depot.
MCPS recently added 61 new electric buses this school year, for a total of 86. The school system partnered with Highland Electric Fleets to bring on the buses, and the company has a contract with MCPS to replace 326 diesel buses with electric buses by 2025.
Last year, the MCPS school board approved a $1.3 million annual contract with Highland. The total lifetime cost of the 326 electric buses is $168.7 million.