Arriva, the bus company, have recently announced plans that they are going to be bringing in over £25 million of special low carbon buses to their fleet in the UK. The buses are being manufactured by Volvo and this order is the largest upgrade in public transport that has been made by the UK so far.
The company are going to be taking nearly 80 Electric buses, as well as over 20 buses that run on biogas, which are completely carbon neutral. The bio buses are going to be only single deck however. These buses are going to be brought into fleets that are located in Kent, Yorkshire, as well as the north-west and north-east of England.
The managing director of Arriva is Mike Cooper and he has commented, “The government’s announcement that they are going to be helping us make this investment is very welcome. We want to see the Green Bus Fund be a success and we know we can help with this. We are dedicated to investing in green technologies for the bus industry and enhance its image as one of the most environmentally friendly methods of transport.
“This is not just great news for the environment, but also for our customers, who are going to be able to enjoy a more comfortable journey on the state-of-the-art buses. Sustainable transport is one of the most important things for the future of this country as it is going to allow us to improve and maintain our air quality. We are going to be working with our partners in local authorities in order to achieve our environmental goals.”
The bio fuel buses are going to run on bio methane and are the most friendly option for the environment. The hybrid vehicles are still very good however and produce around 45 percent less carbon emissions than a traditional bus.