The Electric School Bus Initiative’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain Steering Committee is an advisory body comprised of more than 20 organizations including: electric school bus and electric commercial vehicle manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers, battery suppliers, electric vehicle supply equipment stakeholders, non-profit organizations and related stakeholders. The Steering Committee complements other groups affiliated with the ESB Initiative, such as the Electric School Bus Initiative Advisory Council, Utility Working Group, and policy advocacy.
The Steering Committee is comprised of leaders and important voices across the range of U.S. electric school bus manufacturing stakeholders. Steering Committee Members will serve in an advisory role to:
- Collectively identify barriers and opportunities to scaling electric school bus manufacturing that can inform and enable the accelerated growth of the entire industry.
- Amplify collective impact by informing key messages, contributing recommendations, and forging alliances with relevant partners in this work, including public and private partners.
- Champion an inclusive, equitable and just transition from fossil fuel school buses to electric that values the voices, experiences and aspirations of communities, especially those of color, disproportionately impacted by air pollution, low wages, and poor working conditions.
- Support the establishment of electric school bus Manufacturing Industry Working Groups designed to address specific sector challenges.
The Steering Committee expertise helps the ESB Initiative more effectively achieve its goals with respect to scaling electric school bus manufacturing, ensuring an equitable transition to this technology, and promoting sustainable supply chain practices.
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