Challenge / Goal
To improve sustinable mobility, increase autonomy from fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions and increase interconnectivity with IT and technical interfaces throughout the city.
Nottingham has set itself the aim of becoming the UK's Green Bus Capital. This Use Case supports other Nottingham City On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) transport investments, such as in the financing of 53 biomethane double decker buses.
The project as a whole aimed to help improve air quality, decrease traffic congestion and lower carbon emissions.
A new charging depot with 12 charging points has been implemented at a local Park and Ride site to charge 13 new BYD buses .
These buses will be deployed on the Centrelink and Ecolink bus routes and operate along the city's new ULEV (Ultra Low Emission Vehicles) shared lane, which when completed in March 2018 will provide bus priority for both electric and biomethane buses and also allow electric cars to use bus lanes for a trial period.
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