UK’s largest fleet of all-electric buses in Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
The Go-Ahead Group, in a landmark collaboration with Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford Bus Company, and Stagecoach, has unveiled a pioneering initiative to electrify Oxford's urban mobility. This £82.5 million project is more than just an upgrade; it's a transformative leap forward in public transportation.
- Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Fleet Size & Investment: Oxford streets will soon witness the eco-friendly purr of 159 state-of-the-art battery-powered buses. This significant investment not only promises a cleaner, greener city but also sets a benchmark for urban transport.
Government Grant: Oxfordshire County Council has been awarded £32.8 million from the government's Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme.
Local Contribution: Demonstrating commitment to sustainable development, the Council has additionally earmarked £6 million for this project.
Operators' Stake: The bus operators, Go-Ahead’s Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach, are collectively pouring in £43.7 million. Their investment underscores the private sector's role in driving eco-friendly initiatives.
With this move, Oxford is not only elevating the standards for public transportation but also setting an inspiring example for cities nationwide. It's a testament to what can be achieved when government, local authorities, and private sectors unite for a common green goal. The future of urban travel is here, and it's electric!
- https://www.smartcitiesworld.net/electric-vehicles/oxford-to-deploy-one-of-britains-largest-electric-bus-fleets-9790 / 25th of January