Biden Spent $1 Billion To Get Schools Electric Buses; Michigan District Says Theirs Hardly Work.

Nine Billion more bucks will be spent that was approved in the November infrastructure bill for more of this electric bus fiasco. Once you have all these free buses from the government, just wait for the expenses to maintain them coming down the pike. Get on the horn with your local school board.

To set the stage, we have our gal Harris out on the stump gushing on the wonders of the new bus technology.

Here we go:

Michigan’s fourth-largest school district is having “significant” performance issues with its expensive electric buses, issues that come after the Biden administration spent $1 billion to “transform America’s school bus fleet” with electric models.

During an April 19 presentation to the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education, the district’s environmental sustainability director, Emile Lauzzana, highlighted a number of issues with the district’s electric bus fleet. Those buses, Lauzzana said, have “a lot of downtime and performance issues” and aren’t “fully on the road,” despite the fact that they are “approximately five times more expensive than regular buses.”

The infrastructure upgrades required to use the buses, meanwhile, were “originally estimated to be only about $50,000” but “ended up being more like $200,000,” according to Lauzzana. “I have a number of colleagues in different states who are facing similar challenges,” the district official lamented. “For the school bus market, it’s been challenging for us.”


Electric bus company Proterra, which the Biden administration has lauded as “pretty amazing,” saw Philadelphia remove 25 of its buses from the roads in 2020 due to structural problems. Those buses cost the city $24 million. Another Southern California city waited months in 2021 to repair nearly a dozen buses from its electric fleet, more than a third of which were out of service at the time. Ann Arbor Public Schools’ electric buses also use Proterra batteries and drivetrain technology.

Still, those issues did not stop Biden from setting aside $9 billion for electric school buses and local transit vehicles in the Democrat’s November 2021 infrastructure bill. Biden is also not the only prominent Democrat who is spending big on “clean” buses. Michigan Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer plans to create a $150 million electric school bus program through her 2024 state budget. Even Ann Arbor Public Schools is refusing to step away from electric buses—Lauzzana during his April presentation said the district is committed to purchasing “additional electric buses,” despite its ongoing challenges. For conservative group Michigan Freedom Fund, that commitment is misguided.

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23 Responses to “Biden Spent $1 Billion To Get Schools Electric Buses; Michigan District Says Theirs Hardly Work.”

  1. Baysider Says:

    It’s a good thing Michigan is flat-ish. We’ve probably all seen the vid of this electric bus experience.

    BTW, why did the infrastructure cost FOUR TIMES THE ESTIMATE?
    Who is tracking lessons learned and refusing any more of this unless solutions are put through trials and succeed?
    Have they factored in the 38% decrease in range in cold weather?

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  2. geeez2014 Says:

    EVERY DAY, there’s something ridiculous out of this administration, like the info in his post….from Kamala, from Lib mayors and DA’s, from BIDEN (who this very morning again insisted that the Republicans want to cut law enforcement and Soc Sec!!!), from Buttigieg, Yellin… etc ETC etc

    and ALL THESE THINGS affect the man on the street…………

    WHEN are Americans going to wake up? I think it’s starting, myself. We can only hope.
    And imagine if the media told the truth about it all?!!!

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  3. markone1blog Says:

    Details, details. First they want electic buses. Next, they want them to work. Who ever said those two went together?

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  5. peter3nj Says:

    KHO gleefully brings us back to the days of school buses carting kids across town and across county lines in well thought out government mandated plans and efforts to create equality along racial lines. Those good old days of students waking up an hour or two earlier to be in a classroom with others who they did not know or play with after school. What is more enriching for children both middle class and poor arriving home later than usual especially in those late fall and winter months experiencing solar deprivation at 4-4:30. But then children being children they gleefully welcomed this major upheaval in both theirs and their families lives. And here we are 50 years later in a well thought race war contrived by those on the left led by their clean cut black boy Obama, a racial war sans school buses. Thanks for the memories Chuckles.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      About my thoughts as well…the school bus had no happy memories for me..In my case a jointure which was the fad in the 1960’s. Instead of the small local school, combining 6 townships with a 45 minute ride each way into a mega school. Home at 4:30 then expected to do an hour or more of homework.

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    • markone1blog Says:

      I vaguely remember two speeches by Kamala that got under my skin.

      The first was a little sound bite where she complained about being bused to school. The problem that the press never looked into was founded in her having grown up (from 12-18) in Canada.

      The next was a debate where she claimed to be “the second generation to integrate” American schools. Never mind that, if she is speaking of her own family, her parents were both born in their home countries (Jamaica and India). Therefore, they could not have experienced American integration as children. If she is talking about integration tied to busing in the US, she’s not that young as to be in the second generation of that.

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      • peter3nj Says:

        Hey Mark you may or may not know, depending on your age in the mid 60’s into the 70’s when forced student busing led to a racial and communal free for all but still chump change, amateur hour when compared to the now permanent race war fomented by our first Indonesian born Muslim president’s beer summit; even he was surprised how well that worked out. And now Ice Cream Joe and Bus Fetish girl should they or when they get re-elected will have kids shuttled with extension cords hanging off the backs of those orange things with windows and doors and wheels and seats and flashing lights and horns and a driver that we all rremember when we were young. (Hear chuckling)

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    • Baysider Says:

      Ditto. I had to take a school bus for 2 years. Liked the school. Hated the bus. It would be hours late on heavy fog mornings, and sometimes we grouped up and just walked the 2 miles.

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  6. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    The Cult of Electric Vehicles is willing to sacrifice your children (and theirs?) to their god.
    One blizzard and a bus stuck in traffic/snow with the battery slowly dying, the heat slowly dying, and the children on board …. slowly dying.
    But the same crowd, epitomized by Janet Gellen, believe abortion is good for the economy.
    A satanic cult.

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  7. MaddMedic Says:

    But Green! So it’s all good!

    Liked by 4 people

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