£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses: The government has initiated a £120 million scheme today in order to back the rollout of zero-emission buses throughout the UK.
The financing is being made accessible by way of the Zero Emissions Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme and is expected to provide as much as 500 green buses.
The scheme is planned to allow local authorities to improve air quality and bid for funding to purchase green buses.
Bidders will have up to 21st May to turn in their proposals and for those who need additional time to generate their proposed projects, the government has guaranteed to extend the deadline through 25th June.
The city of Coventry has obtained £50 million of new financing, a few days ago, from the Department for Transport which is a scheme that will allow local bus operators to swap all of their current fleet with electric buses.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced: “We have set out our vision of how we are going to make buses better in this country and now we are getting on with delivering it.
“The launch of the scheme today means we are giving businesses and local authorities the tools to help deliver the 4,000 zero-emission buses we said we would introduce, which will dramatically improve air quality in towns and cities across the country, helpings us achieve our net zero ambitions.”
£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses