​​​​Electric school bus models are now available to purchase from the major school bus manufacturers, with important features for some co-ops like cold weather packages. While cost of these vehicles is about three times more than a comparable diesel school bus, school districts and cooperatives are leveraging available funding programs to mitigate that hurdle and test the benefits of electric bus fleets, including improved emissions and increased electricity demand. This Surveillance article discusses these developments and provides three co-op case studies.