Highland

Guaranteed Savings.
Guaranteed Results.

If you didn’t win Round 1 of the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, don’t worry. For districts with 50+ school buses, Highland can guarantee depot electrification and 2+ buses ready to transport students in the 2023-2024 school year at a price that is 10% less than you would spend to purchase, fuel, and maintain equivalent new diesel buses.*

*terms and conditions apply

Get Paid to Upgrade

With up to $5 billion over five years available for school bus electrification, the EPA Clean School Bus Program is the largest school bus funding opportunity in U.S. history. The EPA just announced nearly $1 billion of funding for Round 1 winners, and Round 2 is expected to open in Q1 of 2023.

Let Highland Help

Avoid the Pitfalls

Even with EPA funding, there’s no such thing as a free bus. Highland saves your district the expense and effort of electrifying on your own:

Hidden Costs

  • Infrastructure Installation
  • Bus & Charger Maintenance
  • Depot Upgrades

Construction Challenges

  • Project Engineering
  • Utility Upgrades
  • Project Permitting

Operational Complexity

  • Charge Management
  • Vehicle To Grid (V2G)

Why Work with Highland

If you got funding in Round 1, Highland can make EPA dollars go farther, ensure infrastructure works, and guarantee buses are ready when needed.

For districts with 50+ buses that didn’t win this round, we can guarantee an operational electric fleet in the 2023-2024 school year. Sign a contract with us by March 31, 2023, and we will provide these additional guarantees:

Guaranteed Buses

Get 2+ Electric School Buses

We can guarantee you at least two electric school buses for next school year. Lock in your bus order with us before EPA-related demand pushes delivery out by 12+ months.

Guaranteed Upgrades

Electrify Your Depot in the Next School Year

From charger procurement and infrastructure installation to paving and bus barn maintenance, Highland manages the entire project from start to finish. We guarantee your depot electrification will be completed in the 2023-2024 school year.

How Highland Works

Guaranteed Savings

Do More with Your Budget

Highland can help your district upgrade to electric school buses AND save money. We guarantee savings of 10% or more on what you would pay to purchase, fuel, and maintain equivalent new diesel buses.

“Without Highland, we wouldn't have electric school buses today; that really is the bottom line. And we certainly avoided some potholes in the road because of their expertise.”

Catherine Barrett, Director of Grants
Beverly, MA

"The EPA's five-year program is a massive amount of money. That's bringing a lot of companies out of the woodwork, hoping to get a piece of the pie. School districts should be aware of that and work with an experienced partner that has been vetted—like Highland."

Robert Kanter, General Manager

Arizona Bus Center

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much funding is available?

How does the program prioritize electric buses?

How many buses can I receive rebates for?

How much is available in rebates for each bus?

What are prioritized districts?

Do I have to scrap my diesel buses?