National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Steering the Transition: Electric School Bus Drivers
New York, NY
Sep 26, 2023

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm EDT
Audience: New York, NY, Local Area
Host: Brittany Barrett
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: Buses
Driving Experience
Health Benefits
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

We had a great discussion with three school bus drivers who shared their experience driving electric buses and received excellent audience questions and engagement! Thank you to our amazing panelists!

Brittany Barrett - Deputy Director, Implementation and Operations at WRI
Carolina Chacon - Coalition Manager at Alliance for Electric School Buses
Carmen Pena-Duran - Bus Operator at Modesto City Schools
Trish Rea - Bus Driver and Trainer at Three Rivers Community Schools
Margarita Villalobos - ESB Pilot Driver at Salt Lake City School District

Learn more about Electric School Buses
Alliance for Electric School Buses:
WRI's Electric School Bus Initiative:

photo by: Alliance for Electric School Buses and WRI
Brittany Barrett, Carmen Pena-Duran, Trish Rea, and Margarita Villalobos on a webinar panel for NDEW on driving electric school buses.

Event Description


Join the Alliance for Electric School Buses and WRI’s Electric School Bus Initiative on September 26th at 12:30pm ET for a discussion with school bus drivers who have made the transition to electric. 

What have they learned? What’s different from driving diesel? What training on electric school buses is available to drivers?  How can school districts ensure their team has the skills needed to go electric? And how can electric school buses attract talent to help solve the driver shortage? 

We’ll discuss these questions and more and share resources for helping your district get on board with electric school buses. By registering for this event, you agree to subscribe and receive updates from WRI and the Alliance for Electric School Buses. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 8 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Volkswagen ID.4 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 4,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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