Four New Nottingamshire Electric Buses to Hit the Road

Nottinghamshire is set to benefit from four new electric buses worth £900,000, due to hit the roads in 2020.

Buses Minister Nusrat Ghani announced today that Nottinghamshire Council County is one of only three regional organisations that has secured funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to help fund new green vehicles and infrastructure. Nottinghamshire County Council, Trent Barton and Nottingham City Transport are all successful bidders and will receive funding to purchase new low emission buses and support infrastructure, such as charge points.

County Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, said:

'This is fantastic news. This latest £900,000 funding means we can add to our electric bus fleet by introducing four new buses to serve local communities in the Rushcliffe and Mansfield areas. Even more bus passengers in Nottinghamshire will therefore benefit from the quieter, sleek and pollution-free buses, thanks to zero emission bus technology which will help improve air quality and reduce CO2 emissions.

'We are match funding this Government money as its hoped that this investment will encourage further take up of electric buses by bus operators as well as encouraging more people to use the bus.

'Our current two electric buses, which were introduced last summer thanks to a previous round of Government funding, are already serving residents across Stapleford, Toton, Attenborough and Beeston.'