The first electric school buses in the commonwealth will start operating from next month. This electric bus is introduced by Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Program and Sonny Merryman, a Campbell County-based school and commercial bus company. Dominion Energy’s Electric School Bus Program was announced in August, 2019. In the phase 1 of this program, 50 of these electric buses will be delivered to schools. Phase 2 is pending due to state approval. In the phase 2 of the program, it is planned to bring at least 1,000 additional electric school buses to Virginia school divisions by 2025. The 50 buses coming in phase 1 of the program will be powered by Proterra batteries. According to a news release, these 50 buses alone will prevent almost 3 million pounds of carbon emissions. Link to the news: