Launch of all-electric bus fleet to service Oxford passengers

A partnership between Oxfordshire County Council and bus operators has launched what will be one of the biggest UK fleets of electric buses outside London. The £82.5 million project will deliver 159 new battery buses on to the roads of Oxford – the first of which have already gone into service. It has also funded […]

Peterborough’s electric bus depot gets fresh impetus from Combined Authority

This week’s Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board has voted unanimously to push forward Peterborough’s proposed new depot for electric buses, continuing the drive towards net zero public transport for the city and for the whole Combined Authority region. The Combined Authority’s own Transport & Infrastructure Committee had recommended that today’s meeting of the full […]

Norwich’s first electric buses have hit the streets

Norwich’s first zero-emissions electric buses have hit the city’s streets today. Seven brand new electric double deckers, owned and operated by First Bus, are now serving passengers on the Pink, Red, Orange and Blue lines. These vehicles are the first of a fleet of seventy that are being rolled out over the coming months, to […]

Stagecoach confirms its largest ever order of electric vehicles

Stagecoach, the UK’s biggest coach and bus operator has today (6 April) announced its plans to introduce 170 fully electric vehicles in Stockport as it places its largest electric bus order to date.  The electric fleet of 150 double deck and 20 single deck vehicles, which will be produced by Volvo/MCV represent an investment by […]

Mellor delivers its first all-electric eight-metre buses to Scotland20 March 2023

Mellor, the Rochdale-based manufacturer of size-appropriate buses, has delivered the first two Sigma 8s to local bus operator, Shuttle Buses. The buses represent a significant milestone for Mellor; not only being the first Sigmas in Scotland, but also the first customer examples of the electric midi-bus, designed from the ground up with zero emissions in […]

Stagecoach launch UK’s first fully-electric city bus network in Inverness

Stagecoach has celebrated the launch of the UKs first fully-electric city bus network in Inverness today (Thursday 2nd February), where they were joined by Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth MSP. 25 brand-new zero-emission Yutong E10 buses are now operating on all city centre routes. The vehicles can operate from morning to evening on a single […]

Coventry on the road to becoming UK’s first all-electric bus city

A £150 million project to create the UK’s first all-electric bus city by 2025 has taken a major step forward with 50 new greener buses on the streets of Coventry Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has been working with Coventry City Council on the scheme and has secured £50 million Department for Transport funding to […]

Go-Ahead launch new Voltra electric buses in the North East

Go-Ahead’s largest electric bus operator has celebrated the addition of nine Voltra electric buses to expand its fully electric bus fleet in the North East region. The buses are the result of a £2 million investment with top-up funding from the Government’s Ultra-Low Emission Bus Fund. Go-North East’s zero-emission buses will help to improve air […]

New white paper highlights the need to electrify public transport

A new white paper from electric fleet specialists Kleanbus, is calling for buses to be retrofitted to run on electricity, speeding up the decarbonisation of the transport sector. Transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gases in the UK, producing 27% of total emissions in 2019. It is also one of the main sources […]

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