Electric Yutong ‘battle bus’ stops in Birmingham
A Yutong TCe12 electric coach from Westway‘s fleet has made its latest stop on the Zero Carbon Tour, arriving at Birmingham.
The Carbon Battle Bus is travelling across the country in the lead-up to the UK hosting the United Nation’s COP26 event in Glasgow in November. Delivered by internationally renowned sustainability organisation, Planet Mark, in collaboration with the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, and private sector partners including Prologis and the Institute of Directors, the event in Birmingham was organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Midlands Energy Hub.
The Yutong was accompanied on Centenary Square by one of Birmingham City Council’s electric BYD ADL Enviro400EV double-deckers, and one of its hydrogen-powered Wrightbus buses, both operated by National Express.
“The battle bus visit provided an opportunity to see inspiring projects being undertaken by organisations across the UK to reduce their carbon emissions” – Cllr Ian Courts, WMCA portfolio lead for Environment and Energy and leader of Solihull Council
Cllr Ian Courts, WMCA portfolio lead for Environment and Energy and leader of Solihull Council, said: “The battle bus visit provided an opportunity to see inspiring projects being undertaken by organisations across the UK to reduce their carbon emissions. They show what is possible and will hopefully inspire local businesses to consider what actions they can take to help us achieve our target of #WM2041
“We all need to play a part in creating a sustainable future for the region and the UK. Hopefully the visit will let more people understand what net zero carbon really means, why it is important, and how individuals and organisations can help our region become net zero by 2041.”