Greener Buses are a big hit in the Capital

20/04/2022

We recently popped by the Lothian Buses depot to check up on the performance of Edinburgh's pioneering fleet of electric double-decker buses funded through our Green Economy Fund.

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To help Edinburgh get closer to its net zero targets, we partnered with Lothian Buses to launch the city's first fleet of fully electric double decker buses last year. The buses have had immediate benefits to the city and the communities where they operate - helping improve air quality and supporting Edinburgh's low emissions zone. Since the launch, the buses have collectively crossed 181,500 clean, green miles, saving 1,802 tonnes of CO2, and are currently being tested on different routes around the city.

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Nigel Serafini, Interim Managing Director at Lothian Buses, said: “Across the last decade, Lothian has removed around 15,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from our carbon footprint through our fleet replacement strategies, and the introduction of Edinburgh’s first fully-electric double decker buses allows us to continue on this journey, further reducing our impact on the environment.

We’re delighted to have been able to partner with SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund on this project and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Find out more about our Green Economy Fund projects here.

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