Charging Ahead

August 30, 2019
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Do you ride the bus to school? Most school buses run on diesel gas. It’s bad for the environment. It pollutes the air. It may also cause or worsen health problems. Some people want to switch to ELECTRIC BUSES. These buses run on batteries. They plug into charging stations. They’re better for the environment.

Rafael Espinal is a lawmaker in New York City. He got more than $1 million for the city to buy electric buses. “I want to electrify our school buses and improve air quality for our students,” he told TIME for Kids.