Councils awarded £30m for environmentally-friendly buses

Local authorities and bus operators have been awarded millions to buy low emission buses.

13 successful bidders have received £30m of government funding to add 326 buses – including electric, hybrid, hydrogen and biomethane buses – to their fleets.

This money will also go towards installing more than £7m worth of infrastructure, such as chargepoints.

Transport minister Andrew Jones made the announcement while visiting one of the winners, the Sheffield city region, which will receive £1.3m for 44 buses fitted with hybrid technology.

‘My message is clear – greener buses are good for passengers and good for British business,’ he said.

‘Low emission buses have already proved to be a real success across the country. They are cost efficient, good for the environment, and there are wider benefits.

‘We have provided more than £2bn of funding to


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