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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office has funded hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.


Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research Virginia Clean Cities In progress Oct 2019

States impacted:

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project

The Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project (MEEP) provides electric school buses for short-term demonstrations at no charge for selected school fleets in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Electric school buses are an exciting tool for school districts as they can reduce operating costs, improve local air quality, achieve sustainability goals, and protect the health of children. The objective of the project is to provide local school districts (school administrators, mechanics, drivers, faculty, and students) with experience operating electric school buses in their fleets and to generate detailed, in-use data and information to allow other school districts to make future procurement decisions.

For more information on this project, check the Technology Integration 2020 Annual Report or Annual Merit Review presentation.

Learn more about the 2019 Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research.

$670,000 award from DOE

$998,000 matching funds (cost share)


  • Virginia Clean Cities