At the event, he also welcomed the launch of an initiative, the Gas Vehicle Refueling Hub, to reduce emissions from heavy goods fleets through conversion to biomethane, and said that he is working with colleagues across government on making the most of resources such as biomethane from waste. “We are continuing to drive down carbon emissions in transport, and fleet vehicles are an area where we are making good progress,” he added.
The £5 million scheme is in addition to the £12 million funding announced last month for 213 new low carbon buses in the latest round of the Green Bus Fund. Whilst last month’s announcement was for new buses, this is for retrofitting current buses with green technology.
Source: Department for Transport and ADBA