Zenobe partners Cardiff Bus electric scheme
Zenobe is partnering with Cardiff Bus to implement charging infrastructure for 36 new electric buses, paving the way for future sustainable transport expansion in Wales.
Going live at the end of 2021, the newly-electrified depot will service routes to the North of the city (Llanishen and Thornhill), as well as the East (Llanrumney and St. Mellons), supporting the wider Cardiff community. It marks a significant step towards Wales’ commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, ensuring a swift and equitable transition to a low carbon future.
It will utilise Zenobē’s charging infrastructure managed service, including its proprietary software and unique financing model, funding the charging infrastructure and depot batteries. Zenobē’s dynamic charging system actively monitors the capacity and charge of the fleet’s batteries, prioritising vehicles that need charging more rapidly due to their position in the depot.
The partnership forms part of Cardiff Bus’s recent £14m electric fleet investment, partially funded by the UK Government’s Ultra-Low Emissions Scheme, which was set up to help drive the adoption of sustainable transport.
Paul Dyer, Managing Director of Cardiff Bus said: “Our partnership with Zenobē is a key step in our journey to net-zero. We are excited to be utilising their sector expertise, to facilitate our electric offering and bring sustainable transport to our customers across the city.”