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EPA announces first round of grants from Clean School Bus Program—389 school districts in all 50 states

The Clean School Bus Program, part of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, makes $5 billion in rebates available over five years for school districts to purchase electric or low-emission school buses. In May, the EPA announced the availability of $500 million for the first installment, but because of the overwhelming demand from school districts across… Read more »

Piedmont Lithium wins $142-million DOE grant for Tennessee lithium project

Piedmont Lithium has been selected to receive a $141.7-million grant from the DOE, one of the first wave of projects aimed at expanding domestic supply of battery raw material funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funding will support the construction of Piedmont’s Tennessee Lithium project, which has a budget of approximately $600 million and… Read more »

By popular demand, EPA will increase Clean School Bus funding to nearly $1 billion

The EPA Clean School Bus program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, allocated $5 billion over a five-year period to fund the replacement of older school buses with new zero- and low-emission buses. In May, the EPA made the first tranche of $500 million available, but demand from school districts has been so strong that… Read more »

Bidirectional Act to promote electric school bus V2G applications introduced in Senate

Bidirectional electric school buses are such a good idea, they almost sound too good to be true. School buses represent a perfect use case for V2G technology, revenue from providing grid services can help defray the costs for school districts, and protecting schoolchildren from diesel fumes is a worthy goal that should be popular on… Read more »

Gabe Klein named to lead Biden administration’s EV charging program

The recently-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) created a new agency, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation. Now the Departments of Energy and Transportation have announced that Gabe Klein will be the agency’s first Executive Director. The Joint Office will provide technical assistance and other support to state and local governments as they roll out… Read more »

DOE requests info on Li-ion battery recycling and second-life applications

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) of 2021 authorized $335 million for battery recycling and second-life programs. Now the DOE is seeking information to assist in implementing the investment. Organizations interested in providing information, and/or participating in the various programs offered under the BIL, can respond between now and October 14, 2022. “The purpose of this… Read more »

GreenPower’s new West Virginia factory could produce 600 electric school buses per year

GreenPower Motor Company, a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has cut the ribbon at its new South Charleston, West Virginia manufacturing facility. The facility, which is home to the company’s electric school bus manufacturing operations east of the Mississippi River, has been expanded by an additional 80,000 square feet. It is expected to… Read more »

All 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico have submitted plans for national EV charging network

The National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) requires each state and territory to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (EVIDP) in order to qualify for its share of the first round of the $5 billion of infrastructure formula funding (IFF) that will be made available over 5… Read more »

EPA seeks info to develop battery recycling best practices

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing a list of best practices for recycling batteries and supporting battery recycling. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 created a program to support battery recycling through battery labeling guidelines and other communication materials. According to the Federal Register, the goal is to work out practices that are “technically… Read more »

Alternative Fuel Corridor designations facilitate charging network build-out in all 50 states

The DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the latest round of Alternative Fuel Corridor designations. Under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, funding will be directed to designated EV Alternative Fuel Corridors to serve as the backbone for the national EV charging network. The… Read more »