Scotland launches £9m Ultra Low Emission bus scheme: A new £9 million Ultra Low Emission bus scheme has been launched by the Scottish Government to drive the nation’s green recovery and improve air quality.

Focusing on hydrogen-electric or fully electric propulsion technologies, the initiative aims to help bus operators invest in ultra-low emission vehicles.

The acceleration of the deployment of clean buses is in line with Scotland’s ambition to move to a net zero economy.

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity said: “The Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme will support bus operators and bus manufacturers in what I know is a turbulent time for the industry.

“The investments we will make this year will help drive forward a green recovery in Scotland while supporting our air quality objectives and our world-leading climate targets.”

The Green Bus Fund was a predecessor for the Scottish Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme.

£17 million was invested between 2011 and 2018 through the Green Bus Fund, to help operators cover the initial costs of new buses. Nearly 500 cleaner buses were introduced across Scotland and supported under this scheme.

Scotland launches £9m Ultra Low Emission bus scheme

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