Manchester gets 32 double-decker e-buses: Enough bus charging infrastructure has been rolled out by Centrica in Manchester to power a total of 32 fully-electric double-decker buses.

That comes after securing £6.9 million in funding from the Department of Transport’s Ultra Low-Emission Bus Scheme (ULEB) and after a partnership with the transport group Stagecoach, which is delivering one of Europe’s largest single investments in electric buses.

Operating on two services the e-bus fleet connects Manchester city centre, airport, five hospitals and two universities, saving an estimated 920,000 litres of diesel a year and reducing annual carbon dioxide by 2,400 tonnes.

Each bus is equipped with two charging points and each charger has twin 40kW AC feeds – this means when combined, buses can be recharged in just three and a half hours.

Manchester gets 32 double-decker e-buses
Centrica / Stagecoach

The design and delivery of the charging infrastructure was led by Centrica Business Solutions, which includes on-site solar generation and a charger energy management system.

Managing Director of Stagecoach Manchester, Elisabeth Tasker said: “This is a significant milestone in the history of transport in Greater Manchester and represents one of the biggest single investments in electric buses anywhere in Europe.

“It will deliver major benefits for our customers, the region and other road users in delivering greener transport on some of Manchester’s busiest roads.”

Head of Fleet Partnerships at Centrica Business Solutions, Chris Jackson commented: “The success of this project came as a result of sharing our expertise derived from a long history in energy, infrastructure and optimisation.”

Manchester gets 32 double-decker e-buses

,
Previous Post
Nuclear plant robots get government funding
Next Post
Council suspends green traffic scheme

Related Posts

Smart homes may halve carbon emissions and bills

Smart homes may halve carbon emissions and bills: Smart homes could help deliver energy bill savings, carbon reductions and improved system resilience across the UK. New research from scientists at Loughborough University in partnership with the Solar Trade Association and Advance Further Energy concludes, which says the mass adoption in the home of battery storage,…
Read More

Electric Nation V2G trial chooses Flexitricity as partner

Electric Nation V2G trial chooses Flexitricity as partner: Flexitricity is to become The first energy partner chosen by the Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid (V2G) trial, ran by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and CrowdCharge is Flextricity. How electric vehicles (EVs) can provide V2G services is the demonstrated aim of the project, which involves being charged…
Read More
Menu

Subscribe to our newsletter!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

British Utilities will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.