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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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Fuel Type Number of Buses
Hybrid 4,364
Battery Electric 309
Biomethane 210
Micro-Hybrid 1,823
Hydrogen 20
Flywheel Hybrid 20
Plug-in Hybrid 6
Total Number of LCEBs (as of Feb 2019)
By Region Number of Buses
England 6,136
Percentage of Public Service Buses (34.9k buses)* 17.6%
Scotland 478
Percentage of Public Service Buses (4.2k buses)* 12.1%
Wales 37
Percentage of Public Service Buses (1.4k buses) * 2.6%
Northern Ireland
Percentage of Public Service Buses (1,383 buses) ** 5.2%
England, Scotland and Wales 5,183
Total Percentage of Public Service Buses (40.7k buses)* 16.8%

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 2017/18. 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.

** Northern Ireland Transport Statistics 2017-2018 tables.