New £48m grant to put bus emissions into reverse gear

The funding will support the roll out of 263 new greener buses, taking the total number to 540

Picture of one of the first new electric buses leaving a bus garage in Shepherd's Bush.
New electric bus depot revved up in Shepherd’s Bush

It enable 36 new vehicles to charge overnight between 11pm and 6am

Scotland awards £210k to drive sustainable transport

A total of 11 projects have been granted funding to encourage people to adopt greener travel options

Cardiff charges ahead with first electric bus trial

It will run along Route Six, taking passengers from the civic centre via the city centre and on to Cardiff Bay

Siemens wins Danish charging points order for electric buses

It will provide up to 40 high power charging (HPC) stations across 45 municipalities

EU greenlights €70m German scheme for electric buses

The German Government’s €70 million (£62m) public support scheme for electric buses and charging infrastructure has been approved by the European Commission. The initiative will support public transport operators until the end of 2021, covering additional costs for buying electric and plug-in hybrid buses rather than conventional diesel buses. To qualify for the support, operators […]

All-electric bus rolls into Manchester

  Manchester is trialling its first 100% electric bus. The Volvo 7900e will be part of the free Metroshuttle service and will be charged using a pantograph, which is attached to the roof of the bus. That’s expected to enable the bus to recharge more easily throughout the day. The eight-week trial will monitor vehicle […]

World record breaking journey for electric bus

  An electric bus has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge in the US. The feat was achieved on 4th September when Proterra’s Catalyst E2 travelled 1,101.2 miles on one charge – in New Carlisle, Indiana. The battery used for the journey had 660MWh of energy storage […]

Electric buses…stopping at a town near you

The government has committed £11 million to bringing electric buses to towns around the country. Local authorities and bus companies in Bristol, York, Brighton, Surrey, Denbighshire and Wiltshire have been awarded the funding under the government’s ‘Low emission bus scheme’ to help them buy 153 cleaner buses. The successful bidders will use the funding to […]

Fully electric bus routes in London by end of the year

The first fully electric bus routes in central London will be rolled out by the end of the year. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced 51 electric buses will operate two routes in the capital in a bid to improve air quality. They will be part of routes 507 and 521, joining the 22 […]