North Carolina will be getting more electric school buses (WCNC)

The roads will soon be filled with more soft buzzes and sounds of electric school buses humming along the streets.

North Carolina will receive 114 electric buses from funding through the EPA Clean School Bus Program, and 27 of those buses will come to Charlotte, which will be distributed specifically to lower-income and rural communities.

“It’s a start, obviously, we welcome that,” Sustain Charlotte’s Eric Zaverl said. “Having clean air is critical to that whole process to be successful.”

“If we were able to convert all the cars tomorrow that we have currently all to electric it still wouldn’t improve the walkability, the design, the other transportation choices,” Zaverl said. “Looking at one problem at a time doesn’t work without the bigger plan.”

Watch the WCNC report.