MCPS Boasts Largest Electric School Bus Fleet in the Nation 

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.

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