Media Advisory: MCPS Leads the Nation in School Bus Electrification

October 20, 2022

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Highland Electric Fleets, Inc. will celebrate the recent addition of 61 electric school buses (for a total of 86) to the MCPS bus fleet. This gives MCPS the largest electrified school bus fleet in the nation.

MCPS is committed to being a good steward of natural resources and doing its part to protect the environment. 

On a typical school day, MCPS diesel buses use approximately 17,000 gallons of diesel fuel, emitting greenhouse gasses and harmful matter from tailpipes. Replacing the diesel bus fleet with electric buses brings MCPS one step closer to its pledge of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from its bus fleet to 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035.

WHAT: Press conference and reception.

VISUALS: 15 electric school buses will be available to tour and rides will be available to the nearby Bethesda Bus Depot to examine the electric charging infrastructure.

WHERE: Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022


  • Dana Edwards, Chief of District Operations, MCPS
  • Brenda Wolff, President, Montgomery County Board of Education
  • Dr. Monifa B. McKnight, Superintendent of Schools, MCPS 
  • Jamie Raskin, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives Maryland’s 8th Congressional District
  • Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive
  • David V. Fraser-Hidalgo, Maryland State Delegate 
  • Duncan McIntyre, CEO, Highland Electric Fleets, Inc.

RSVP: This briefing is only for members of the media and invited guests. To RSVP, email


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