16 green Optares for TfGM
Optare has received an order for 13 Versa hybrid buses and three Versa electric buses at a total value of £3.5m from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The order was partially funded by round four of the Government’s Green Bus Fund. The vehicles are expected to be delivered in July. The three Versa electrics will be the first fully electric low entry buses to operate in Manchester. The news follows the recent announcement of an order for ten regular Versas and 27 Solo SRs for Ulsterbus and another for 17 electric Solos for Nottingham City Council.