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.”