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Areas of Operation

Please Note: This map shows the locations of currently active Low Carbon Emission Buses (not Low Emission Buses).

By clicking on the technology key, you can choose to see where different technologies are in operation around the UK.

Please select an individual marker to view further information on the bus model, manufacturer and route operator.

  • Key Chart (all)
  • Hybrid
  • Battery Electric
  • Biomethane
  • Micro-Hybrid
  • Flywheel
  • Hydrogen
  • Demonstration
  • Plug-in Hybrid
  • Biodiesel
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Summary

Fuel Type Number of Buses
Hybrid 3,265
Battery Electric 180
Biomethane 112

Micro-Hybrid

1,583
Hydrogen 18
Flywheel Hybrid 20

Plug-in Hybrid

5
Total Number of LCEBs (as of Jun 2017)
5,183
By Region Number of Buses
England 4,668
Percentage of Public Service Buses (34.9k buses)* 13.4%
Scotland 478
Percentage of Public Service Buses (4.3k buses)* 11.1%
Wales 37
Percentage of Public Service Buses (1.7k buses) * 2.1%
England, Scotland and Wales 5,183
Total Percentage of Public Service Buses (40.7k buses)* 12.7%

Please note that Northern Ireland has yet to register any LCEBs.

*A Public Service Bus is operated by the holder of a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operator's license with a route registered with the Traffic Commissioner available for public use. There are currently 40,700 buses registered as PSVs in operation in the UK in 2015/16. Only these vehicles are eligible for the Bus Service Operators Grant and LCEB BSOG grant. This does not include express journeys, private hire, tours etc. For more information please see the DfT's Notes and Definitions document.