stagecoach goes all electric in inverness and perth

As part of its drive to deliver a net zero UK bus fleet by 2035, Stagecoach has announced that it will be introducing the UK’s first all-electric city bus networks.

Networks in Inverness and Perth are planned to go all-electric from the end of 2022 and early 2023 respectively. New e-buses will run across routes that have previously operated with largely diesel fleets, helping to drive cleaner air in these two major cities.

Stagecoach’s £13.9m fleet of 38 new e-buses have been partly funded by the Scottish Government through the Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB).

Sam Greer, Stagecoach Regional Director for Scotland, said:

“As part of our drive to target a net zero UK bus fleet by 2035, we are excited to be announcing our plans to deliver the UK’s first all-electric city bus networks, building further on the investment made in new zero emission buses in a number of places in the UK,” said Sam Greer, Stagecoach Regional Director for Scotland.

“An investment of almost £14m, supported by the ScotZEB fund, will see new state-of-the-art electric buses introduced across Inverness and Perth that will help deliver significantly reduced emissions in these major cities.”

https://m.stagecoachgroup.com/media/news-releases/2022/2022-08-23.aspx

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