MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland’s largest school system is about to become the country’s biggest operator of electric school busses.

Montgomery County Public Schools says it will add a total of over 300 electric busses to the fleet of 1,400 vehicles over the coming years, with a goal to be all-electric by 2025.

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The just over $1 million annual contract shows the school system will pay a fee to lease the buses from a Massachusetts-based company.

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The first 25 electric buses will be out on the roads this fall and increase each year.

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CBS Baltimore Staff