Specifications include, but are not limited to:
Vermont is prioritizing the
expenditure of its EMT funds to advance electric vehicle use. The pilot aims to
engage partners across the state and maximize the use of available EMT funds in
an effective way, while also meeting specific criteria and priorities. These include:
• Testing and evaluating the viability of electric buses in Vermont as
replacements for diesel-powered buses, across a range of route conditions,
geographical areas, and types of weather.
• Maximizing air quality benefits by considering the engine model year and
remaining vehicle life for the buses that are replaced, as well as by
prioritizing areas that are disproportionately impacted by air contaminants in
• Exposing Vermonters from different communities, demographic profiles,
and geographic regions to electric bus technologies.