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06 Feb 20201 minute read

Plans to create UK’s first all-electric bus town

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Plans to create UK’s first all-electric bus town

The Department for Transport (DfT) has invited local authorities to bid for £50 million of funding to pay for a fleet of all-electric buses, the BBC reports. The winning council will be chosen by the end of 2020.

The DfT said it is aiming to ensure all buses will be electric by 2025 and will be using the winning town as a model for this agenda.

"With 200 electric buses able to offset 3,700 diesel cars, it is clear they have a crucial role to play in bringing down emissions”, commented Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Darren Shirley, head of the Campaign for Better Transport, said that “introducing zero emissions buses for one town is a good start."

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