Buses: Carbon Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered am ar 23 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Simon Lightwood Simon Lightwood Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2024 to Question 21868 on Buses: Carbon Emissions, how many and what proportion of the buses allocated funding under the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas scheme 1 (a) are on the road in each local transport authority and (b) (i) have been and (ii) will be manufactured in the UK.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

This Government has invested £410m into the Zero Emission Bus programmes since 2020, which has funded over 2,200 buses across England.

The Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) 1 programme was launched in 2021 and awarded £270m funding to 16 local transport authorities (LTAs) in England (outside of London).

ZEBs produced and sold in the UK are supported by a global supply chain; the below table outlines bus manufacturer’s location. The numbers in this table are not official statistics: they are based on the latest information available and are therefore indicative and subject to change.

ZEBRA 1

Local Transport Authority

Number of buses on the road

Bus manufacturer & Location

Blackpool Council

0

Bus manufacturer subject to outcome of procurement process by local transport authority or bus operator.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

30

Volvo (Sweden)

City of York Council

53

Wrightbus (UK)

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

0

Volvo (Sweden)

Hertfordshire County Council

0

Bus manufacturer subject to outcome of procurement process by local transport authority or bus operator.

Kent County Council

0

Volvo (Sweden)  

Irizar (Spain)

Leicester City Council

116

110 – Wrightbus (UK)   

6 – Pelican/Yutong (UK/China)

Norfolk County Council

68

Wrightbus (UK)

North Yorkshire County Council

0

EvoBus/Mercedes (Germany) Alexander Dennis Ltd (UK)

Nottingham City Council

24

Pelican/Yutong (UK/China)  

Bus manufacturer for remaining buses subject to outcome of procurement process by local transport authority or bus operator.

Oxfordshire County Council

56

Wrightbus (UK)

Alexander Dennis Ltd (UK)

Portsmouth City Council & Hampshire County Council

62

Wrightbus (UK)

South Yorkshire Combined Authority

27

4 – Alexander Dennis Ltd (UK)   

23 – Pelican/Yutong (UK/China)

Warrington Borough Council

105

Volvo (Sweden)

West Midlands Combined Authority

124

Bus manufacturer subject to outcome of procurement process by local transport authority or bus operator.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

146

131 – Wrightbus (UK)

15 – Mercedes (Germany)

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