WASHINGTON, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP) (TSXV: GPV) (“GreenPower”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, in conjunction with Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), a federal coalition focused on advocating for 100% EV sales by 2030, will be hosting an educational display and demonstration of zero-emission, all-electric school buses and transit vehicles today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT at the U.S. Capitol —West Curb of First Street, NW at Constitution Avenue, NW.
The display and demonstration will give members of Congress, Administration officials, industry stakeholders, and school district personnel an opportunity to learn more about electric school buses and transit vehicles that meet “Buy America” regulations.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides significant funding opportunities for school districts and transit systems to migrate to electric vehicles. The BIL provides $5 billion in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. The EPA is currently offering $500 million through the 2022 Clean School Bus Program as the first funding opportunity. The BIL also significantly increased funding available to help modernize public transit bus fleets and facilities across the country, which will support good-paying jobs and help reduce carbon emissions, leading to cleaner air, healthier communities, and better transportation.