Baldwin Park Unified Embraces Clean Energy with New Electric Buses

Baldwin Park USD will soon be adding three new electric buses to their fleet, thanks to a generous $1.035 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This will bring the total number of electric buses to ten.

This grant is part of a nationwide effort by the Biden-Harris Administration to help schools replace old diesel buses with clean, electric ones. This initiative aims to make our air cleaner and promote the use of renewable energy.

“We’re proud to continue our commitment to sustainability by expanding our electric bus fleet,” said Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza. “We are grateful for this generous grant and appreciate the support from all the agencies and organizations helping us create a cleaner, healthier Baldwin Park.”

The new buses, provided by Blue Bird, can each hold up to 78 passengers and have a range of 130 miles per charge, with a charging time of six to eight hours. These buses will replace three diesel-powered buses, helping to reduce emissions and reliance on petroleum.

This initiative reflects BPUSD’s dedication to providing a healthy environment for students and the community.



From left to right: BPUSD Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement Dr. Angela A. Salazar, Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza, Bus Driver Raquel Elizalde, and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Christine R. Heinrichs pose for a photo with one of their current electric school buses.