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Scotland: £62 million for zero-emission buses

08 March 2022/Categories: Active Travel & Travel Planning, Bus & Coach, Net-Zero


The Scottish Government has awarded over £62 million to the first phase of the Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund.

This will support operators in replacing 276 old diesel buses with new battery-electric models and the required charging infrastructure.

Jenny Gilruth, Minister for Transport, said:

“Supporting a just transition to a net zero economy is central to the ScotZEB approach. Through this round we’re supporting smaller bus operators and rural service providers, whom I’m pleased are equally keen to step up and help tackle the climate emergency.

William Houston, Owner of Houston’s Coaches in Lockerbie, said:

“The ScotZEB programme has helped us compete and enabled Houston’s to invest in new zero emission buses. I’m delighted that our customers will soon benefit from the modern conveniences of four new battery electric buses, which at the same time will improve air quality and help protect our environment.”

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