£48m for low emission buses officially announced
Transport Minister, Nusrat Ghani, has announced the new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, which provides a £48m funding pot for green buses.
The programme will see local authorities and operators in England and Wales bid for a share of the money, which they can use to buy hundreds of new ultra-low emission buses as well as the infrastructure to support them. The new scheme follows the success of the previous Low Emission Bus Scheme.
Transport Minister, Nusrat Ghani, said: “We are doing more than ever before to reduce greenhouse gas pollution across all modes of transport and we are committed to ensuring nearly all cars and vans are emissions-free at their tailpipes by 2050. In order to achieve this ambitious target, the transport sector is going to have to change dramatically over the next couple of decades and buses are no exception. We are confident this scheme will encourage councils and operators to invest in these ultra-low emission vehicles – speeding up the full transition to a low emission bus fleet in England and Wales.”