Benefits of Electric School Buses Could Extend Beyond a Cleaner Ride

Two of California’s perennial problems — lack of battery storage for renewable energy and particulate pollution from heavy-duty vehicles — could have a joint solution: the yellow school bus.
That appears to be the thinking of state’s utility regulator, which last week approved a $2.2 million Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) proposal to study using electrified school buses as large batteries that can send energy back to the grid, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. School districts around the state could eventually be paid by utilities like PG&E to use their buses for energy storage, according to the paper.