UK government funds regional battery-electric buses

The UK government has announced the first five winners of its Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) funding program, which is designed to enable transport authorities outside London to fund zero-emission buses.

According to Route One, “Kent County Council will get £9.5 million ($12.6 million); Milton Keynes Council £16 million ($21.3 million); and Warrington Borough Council around £21.5 million ($28.6 million). Leicester City Council’s business case called for around £19 million ($25.2 million) and that for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority £4.3 million ($5.7 million), indicating that both have been allocated the respective sum applied for.” These authorities will use the funding for up to 335 battery-electric buses.

Source: Zemo