As part of the £500m budget available to OLEV, £30m has been set aside to support the purchase of low emission buses across the UK. The Low Emission Bus Scheme builds on the success of the Green Bus Fund and Low Carbon Emission Bus accreditation scheme before it, which were developed by the LowCVP and has seen the introduction over 2,000 low carbon emission buses into UK bus fleets.
The new Low Emission Bus Scheme has four primary objectives:
Increase the uptake of low and ultra-low emission buses in local authority across England and Wales.
Support the improvement in local air quality.
Reduce the impact of road transport on climate change.
Continue to support the UK manufacturing sector and attract investment to the UK.