REA comment on Britain’s first all-electric bus town
- DfT launches Britain’s first fully electric bus town
- Government to offer to £50m for a local authority to make the switch to 100% electric buses
- Initiative is part of £170m fund to encourage more people to take the bus
- REA comments
Commenting on today’s announcement of Britain’s first all-electric bus town, Daniel Brown, Policy Manager and EV Lead at the REA said:
“This is a forward-thinking initiative from Government that will support those pioneering British companies and local authorities who are striving to deliver on our Net Zero goals.
“Bus decarbonisation is a great area for Government to target – conventional buses represent a major source of urban air quality issues and they are significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. By taking a joined-up view and supporting both the infrastructure and vehicles, Government is demonstrating its commitment to building a world-class EV infrastructure network whilst creating green jobs.
“We hope such a project will demonstrate the efficacy and affordability of electric buses, which will help the private sector replicate this project in other communities.”
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Notes to editors
- The full embargoed DfT press release can be found below.
About the REA’s Electric Vehicle Forum
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The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.
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