Naperville school facing pressure to switch to electric school buses

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A west suburban school district is facing pressure to move its bus fleet to all-electric.

The school board in Naperville District 203 wants the schools to hurry up and move to electric buses. The Daily Herald reports some board members see a lack of urgency among school officials.

Seventeen new buses were approved by the board at a cost of nearly $2 million. They're all gasoline-powered. Annual fuel for the buses is around $500,000. Some board members want a pilot program to get electric buses on the roads, but school officials say electric buses costs double what traditional buses do.