A £48 million investment from the government is to fund 263 new ultra-low emission buses and infrastructure in the United Kingdom.
Office for Low Emission Vehicles of the Department for Transport have announced that the new ultra-low emission buses will double numbers in the UK fleet
This is part of government plans to clean up the air in towns and cities and to reduce emissions across all modes of transport.
Nineteen successful bidders across England and Wales will receive funding to purchase new low emission buses and supporting infrastructure, such as charge points.
The funding is part of investments designed to drive the uptake of zero emission vehicles, following the government’s £1.5 billion Road to Zero strategy published in 2018.
In line with the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge – set out in the government’s modern Industrial Strategy – these measures chart a path for Britain to become a world leader in the zero-emission revolution, ensuring that the UK has cleaner air, a better environment and a stronger economy.