In turn, Transport Minister explained: “Cutting carbon emissions from transport is not a choice, it is a necessity and that is why I am prioritizing green buses and giving operators and local authorities an extra £20 million to deliver on this. Our new calculator will be indispensible in allowing those considering investment in low carbon buses to see the advantages for themselves; it will make it easier to quickly work out the savings that can be made over time through cheaper running costs and fuel efficiency.”
Details on the bidding process and eligibility will be published soon on the department’s website, and the carbon saving technologies will include diesel hybrid buses, fully electric buses, and biomethane-fueled buses. Each year, every low carbon bus in London saves around 26 tons of CO2 compared with its diesel equivalent.
Source: UK Department for Transport