Electric Bus Program


The Electric Bus Program will improve upon 3CE’s previous years’ programs by expanding eligible customer segments to include school buses and farmworker transport services. Staff is assessing the possibility of future incentives for public transit agencies.

  • Each school bus replaced with an all-electric model is estimated to avoid 15.6 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (MTCO2e) each year, including diesel particulate matter.
  • Cheaper to run and maintain
  • Districts typically save 72% on fuel compared to a standard diesel bus.
  • Save up to 80% in maintenance without oil to change, timing belts to replace, spark plugs and ignition – just to name a few.
  • Electric buses have best in class driver visibility, a tighter turn radius, wider aisles – and so much more!

School/school districts will identify desired bus and secure necessary match funds to complete bus purchase and apply for 3CE’s funding online. Electric bus manufacturers and local Air Pollution Control Districts may have additional funding programs available to combine with this funding.


If accepted, 3CE will issue a Letter of Intent (LOI) to fund the bus(es) to the selected School/school district.

For additional support, please contact 3CE Staff at programs@3ce.org 


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