Oxford is moving forward with a massive electric bus plan
Oxford is moving forward with a massive electric bus plan: Oxford has unveiled an electric bus fleet program aimed at lowering the city’s emissions.
This comes on the heels of Oxfordshire County Council’s request for £32.8 million from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas scheme.
The £82.5 million funding package, which includes investments from Go Ahead and Stagecoach, is expected to deliver 159 electric buses and charging infrastructure.
Following the launch of Britain’s first zero-emission zone earlier this month, the local authority announced earlier this month that drivers of diesel and gasoline vehicles will have to pay more to drive in Oxford beginning this week.
“To clean up our air, we need to clean up the emissions produced by getting around” Said Councillor Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford.
“The importance of a zero emissions bus fleet is clear as we seek to achieve our ambitious target to become a net zero city by 2040 or sooner.”
Oxford is moving forward with a massive electric bus plan: